Well the sun certainly shone on this year’s Summer Fete! With temperatures approaching 30 degrees, it may go down as one of our hottest. Suncream and sun hats at the ready, families came in their droves and we welcomed hundreds of people on the gate. Once all the costs have been taken into account, it looks like we will have raised a few thousand pounds, which is really great.

I think we were all secretly jealous of the teachers being soaked, as they were definitely the coolest on the day! Their selfless, valiant effort combined with raffle proceeds raised a further £1600 for the Edward’s Trust, and we will be presenting a cheque to Patron, Judy Dyke in a forthcoming assembly.

The Friends Committee would therefore like to extend a very warm thank you to everyone (pardon the pun!) who was involved in making the Fayre such a success; a lot of time and work goes into these events but it is all worthwhile for an event where the whole school community comes together and has fun on a gorgeous summer day. Thank you to the Estates Team, Blue Coat staff and parents who donated bottles and toys/books, baked cakes, helped to set up, run a stall or activity and clear up – and in that heat! Many of you have said how much you enjoyed it, which is always encouraging!

We are discussing various plans at the moment of areas where the money raised can contribute that extra something above and beyond existing projects. We are also planning the new second hand uniform shop and will keep you posted as get closer to the opening date!

Enjoy the photos!

Corinna Gregory | Chair, The Friends

PS We have one raffle prize that was unclaimed on the day – if you are the holder of ticket number 00687 please email thefriends@thebluecoatschool.com

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