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Summer Fair 2017

It’s been a very busy time of things lately, hence my lack of posts. However, I just had to write about our Summer Fair, which took place yesterday, Saturday 7th July and what an afternoon we had!

With stunning weather, many of our wonderful FoWs were on site at school early to transform our field into a brilliant village school fair that was full of activities for everyone to enjoy, so that from 2pm , it was difficult for the visiting community to know where to begin!

Our summer fair had everything – the ever popular silent auction and raffle, both full of the most incredible prizes donated and sourced by our FoWs. Or maybe the Tombola was more your stall of choice, which clearly it must have been, as by 4pm it had been cleared out and a huge success once again! Around the field we had refreshments, ice creams, Mrs Tyler getting soaked in the stocks, beauty treatments, a craft stall, chances to win prizes, hook a duck, children applying fun tattoos, cake decorating, children’s craft making and even a crockery smash. That’s all before you add in our fantastic bouncy castles, which were busy all afternoon long, and static displays from our fire service and a classic car.

The arena made a welcome return, providing live entertainment all afternoon from our extremely talented children. With a performance from Orchid class of their superb routine that they performed at the Bath Forum and also two dances from Westwood Dance Club, everyone was able to marvel at the talent of our wonderful children. I must thank Karen Hobson for organising these and also for hosting another fantastic tug of war, which again provided superb entertainment and a lot of fun.

We also saw the return of our Westwood with Iford School country dancing group. Children from Reception to Year 5 took part in four technically tricky dances but performed them with outstanding energy and it was a joy to see. Then later in the afternoon our older children danced their maypole routines and were just brilliant. I could not have been more proud of all of our children, they really were a credit to our school and I thank them all for their efforts yesterday.

By 5pm everyone the afternoon was drawing to a close with the best time had by all. So much fun and laughter had filled our school field, with many, many people enjoying themselves and I was incredibly proud that the school had been the focal point of yet another, very special community event.  Of course, these events take an incredible amount of organisation and I must say an enormous thank you to Lee and Gemi Davies, who have masterminded the event, ensuring stalls were staffed, activities took place and that it all ran as smoothly as it did. Also to Tony Down and ALL of our magnificent Friends of Westwood School who have given their time, energy and commitment, making the event the spectacular success that it was, with so much money raised for the school. I am not sure yet of the exact final figure, but it is a LOT and I will report back when I know more. I am so grateful and appreciative to you all for all that you do for our school and for our children, providing them with resources and experiences that enrich their lives. We are very lucky to have you and it has shown, once again, that the school and village community of Westwood really is an amazing place to work.

Have a well deserved rest today everyone. Here are some photos of the afternoon:

Another incredible Summer Fair!

I felt compelled this evening to blog about our Summer Fair, which took place yesterday afternoon in glorious sunshine (the fingers crossed clearly worked!) in and around the school grounds. Our committed and incredibly well organised Friends of Westwood School arrived early to ensure that the field looked spectacular, colourful and full of fun things to do, all of which surrounded the arena which, this year had grown both in live events on show and in size. From the perennially popular crockery smash to the hugely successful blind auction, with inflatables, stocks, flower stalls, ice creams and everything in between, there really was something for everyone and a three and half hours of pure fun and enjoyment that it was a joy  and a pleasure to be a part of.

We had more people through the gates yesterday than ever before and once again, the incredible community spirit and support that Westwood has was in abundance, with the field full of laughter and people having a good time in a relaxed atmosphere – what a village event is all about.  I’d like to give a HUGE thank you to Ann, Elaine and all of our Friends of Westwood School who give so much of their time, effort and commitment to our school. Months and months of planning and hard work resulted in a perfect afternoon yesterday. Thank you everyone, I was so proud to be a part of it and for school to be the centre of a fantastic village community event.

In case you couldn’t make it yesterday, I tried to capture as much as I could so here are some photos of the summer fair and a video of my brilliant country dancers. I am so proud of them all as they gave absolutely everything to learn some really quite difficult routines. Well done everyone, you were amazing and danced so well!

Saturday fun in the (almost) sun!

I felt compelled this evening to blog about our Summer Fair, which took place yesterday afternoon in and around the school grounds. All week we had all been keeping more than a close eye on the weather and with everything crossed, a committed and brilliantly organised band of our amazing Friends of Westwood School arrived early to adorn the school field with a vast array of stalls, activities, scarecrows and general fun. The result – probably the best 3 hours I have ever had the pleasure of taking part in at a school fair.

We had over 300 people through the gates yesterday and, one again, I was struck by the tremendous community spirit and support from everyone. It was a lovely relaxed atmosphere and so good to see everyone coming together and having fun with school at the focus. I’d like to give a HUGE thank you to Ann, Elaine and all of our Friends of Westwood School who give so much of their time, effort and commitment to our school. Months and months of planning and hard work resulted in a perfectly orchestrated and thoroughly enjoyable afternoon yesterday. Thank you everyone.

In case you couldn’t make it yesterday, here are some photos of the summer fair and also a couple of videos of my brilliant country dancers. I am so proud of them all as they gave everything for two weeks to learn some really quite difficult routines. Well done everyone, you were amazing and danced so well!