The fun of The Claydons Summer Fayre attracts large crowds

Traditional games were played, activities were enjoyed and talented youngsters showed off their skills at The Claydons Summer Fayre which was hailed a success. As the school had recently become a C of E School the Friends of East Claydon C of E School and The Parish of the Claydons teamed up to put on one big fete which attracted a brilliant turnout to the Village Hall last Saturday.

Organised by the school’s Friends (FOECS) committee and the Church Committee, lots of different stalls, activities, displays and performances entertained the crowds. Both committees were delighted with how the event went – with the final amount raised being £2,730 which will get split between the two.

As the fayre started the clouds parted and the sun shone. Nicholas and Alexandra Verney kindly came and opened the fete before mingling with the crowds. With Star Wars characters, a bouncy castle and a bouncy assault course, children’s activities, traditional games, Claydons ‘Bake Off’, a photographic competition, face painting, crack a crock, many stalls and a barbecue – there was plenty to keep the crowds amused!

The Headteacher and her staff stepped up to the stocks to be pelted with sponges by parents and children, whilst many dads (and a mum) flexed their muscles on the Tug of War.

One of the mum’s sang beautifully for all with her guitar, a puppet show made us all laugh and a local performing arts group – made up of youngsters of mixed ages, danced and sang songs to entertain us all before a raffle brought the fete to a close.

A big thank you goes to everyone who came along but a special thanks goes to all the organisers and people who contributed in anyway they could.