Lightwater Village School more than lived up to its name when it chose a rare rainy day in one of the hottest summers for years to hold its annual PTA fete – but that did not stop crowds turning out in big numbers for a hugely successful fundraising event held on the school field.
As well as the usual delights including tombolas, a barbeque, ice cream van and pocket money stalls specifically for the children, visitors to the fete were serenaded by the Lightwater Village School choir and entertained by the maypole dancing team. Other attractions included a performance by the Lightwater Classical Ballet group, and Chobham rugby club hosting a tag rugby taster session.
“The weather may not have been totally on our side but that didn’t put a dampener on the day in any sense,” said Lightwater’s Executive Headteacher Sarah Evans. “Our Parents Association put in a lot of effort and time to make the day a success, and it was a resounding
one. We had more than 400 visitors, and over £3000 was raised for PTA funds which the school have prioritised for purchasing mobile technology which can be used by all the children.
“Our Parents Association are a huge part of our school community ,” Mrs Evans added. “Their efforts make a significant financial contribution to our school as well as being a social hub and a place to make friends. We’ve very lucky here at Lightwater Village School that we have a lot of very caring parents who are prepared to get involved and make that effort not just for the benefit of their own children, but the school as a whole. The success of this year’s fete is just another example of that.”
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