First dreamed up and put together in 2010, this annual event has gone from strength to strength; even surviving on occasion torrential rain, so this year we re-introduced the stage cover and had umbrellas on standby; but the weather was kind to us and we received a break in the never ending rain!
It is an afternoon when all members of the school community (plus all the lovely grannies, granddads and ex-pupils) can come together in our beautiful school grounds to down a chilled Pimms (or two) and to watch the children running around and having a wonderful time. That could be considered to be treat enough, if it weren’t for the exceptional musical, dancing and dramatic skills of so many of our children and parents.
Thank you to everyone who worked so hard to put this event together, and to everyone who came to support it in whatever way, special thanks must go to Weltons Brewery for the donation of the real ale and to The Meat and Fish Market, Milford for the delicious lamb.
We hope that you all had a wonderful afternoon and thank you for your generous donations helping us to raise £918.
As our wonderful compere, Jackie Morris, explained the charity fundraising of the Barrow Hills Community Committee focuses on ‘knowing our neighbour’ with our main beneficiary being St Benoît School in Burkina Faso, West Africa. We have an annual commitment to them of £5000, which are pleased to confirm that we have reached this year. In fact, due to a very generous donation we are able to send them £7000 this year. A number of other charities also benefit, this year this has included CAFOD, Scope, Guide Dogs for the Blind, Stepping Stones, Cancer Research and the Poppy Appeal.
The committee also supports the school to fund new facilities that may fall outside the existing future development plans of the school itself. These additional funds can help with the purchase of practical and exciting facilities sooner rather than later. We hope that the purchase this year of new patio furniture will allow our current and future children, parents and staff to enjoy many more lunches, match teas and evening events in the schools beautiful outdoor space.
Please find a selection of photos below - more to follow when we launch our new photo galleries!