Over 700 people join in the fun at primary schools summer fayre

More than 700 pupils, parents and local residents turned up to join in the holiday-style fun last Saturday when Kings Heath Primary School hosted its seaside-themed summer fayre.

Children enjoyed stalls ranging from flip flop flinging and face-painting, to lucky dip and mehndi, while performances from pupils, local bands and a dance group kept the visitors entertained.

Refreshments and raffle prizes were kindly donated by local companies.

For the first time the event was officially opened by Birmingham’s Lord Mayor, Councillor Raymond Hassall.

He said: “It was a delight to attend the Kings Heath Primary School summer fayre. The event was great fun, everywhere you looked there were enthusiastic faces waiting to get stuck into all the entertainment on offer.

“It is always great to see communities happily coming together for a common purpose and I very much enjoyed my time at the fayre.”

Annika Scourse trying on the Lord Mayor's chainYear six pupil Annika Scourse, 11, who is the chair of the school council, was one of the people who was presented to the Lord Mayor.

She said: “It was really exciting to meet The Lord Mayor. He was very friendly, and he even let me try on his heavy chains! We had lots of fun and I am very pleased that the Lord Mayor came to our fayre.”

The Friends of Kings Heath Primary School, which plans the summer fayre, is a parent, carer and school organisation that is similar to a parent teacher association. All money raised by the Friends goes towards providing extra resources for the school to improve pupils’ learning experience.