Stanborough Park was filled with happy families who attended the Summer Fete last Sunday, 6th July. The fundraising event, organized by Veronica Montgomery, Chair of the Home Schools Association (HSA), raised £2390 towards providing iPads for the Stanborough Primary School students.
This Summer Fete meant a special trip down memory lane for Veronica. She shared: “My father attended the primary school when it was in Sheepcot Villas on Sheepcot Lane, my sister attended the primary when it was located in the secondary school, my mother was the school cook and I attended the primary school in it’s current location. My children now attend the school. I remember the annual fete being a very large event and wanted to recreate an event on that scale.”
This she accomplished: the event was a complete success! Attractions included a musical performance by the Ekklesia vocal duo (Nadine Lee and Yolanda Greaves); Bollywood dancing from Anita’s Dance Factory; a gymnastics display by Dolphina Gymnastics and a marching parade by Stanborough Park Pathfinders. There were fun activities for the children such as bouncy castles, face painting and a traditional crockery smash! Representatives from the emergency services were present too, and the young ones thoroughly enjoyed having their pictures taken.
Bryan Watkins, former headteacher of Stanborough Primary School, travelled specially from Wales to open the event. In his address, Mr Watkins expressed his delight with the school development and the spiritual leadership of its staff members.
Stanborough Summer Fete was a great day out for the whole family and a fantastic opportunity to develop stronger links with the wider community. Thank you to everyone who helped make this event a great success! We are looking forward to cultivating relationships that will enhance the school’s service and mission in the community.
Veronica’s Vote of Thanks
Veronica Montgomery would like to acknowledge all the help: “I’d like to thank specially Richard Poulton, Nathan Stickland and their team in charge of the tent erection for working tirelessly on a very hot afternoon on Friday; Margaret McReynolds, Debbie McReynolds, Audrey Balderstone and Pat Walton for all their help in making our cake stall such a success; Florence Allen and the Pathfinder team; Barbara Lawrence, Eileen Hussey, Emmanual Amo Adjei who organised the team of gate collectors and car parking; Courtney Prince and the boarders who distributed leaflets to the local community; Pastor Neves and Enoch for their vision and support in the planning; and finally, Paul Godfrey and his company, Cosmur, who supplied all the portable toilets for the event.”