Wow weren’t we lucky with the weather, it stayed warm and dry all afternoon. What a great turnout of pre-school families and people from the village who took part in the games set out on The Paddock. ‘Don’t lose your marbles’ brought out the competitive streak in some grandparents and ‘Tin Can Alley’ had a queue of children intent on throwing bean bags to knock down the cans. All in all the games were a huge success. The Grand National Races were well supported by children, dads and staff with family and friends placing bids on their chosen horse to win. The Ice Cream Lady did a roaring trade selling out by the end of the afternoon. Lucy & Pauline put on a wonderful demonstration of carding and spinning their alpaca wool with Guy & Chris talking to everyone about the animals they own. Sam & Kim painted 44 children’s faces with creative designs and Angela made some lovely Elderflower cordial that was very refreshing. Finally The Auction lead by Paul & Brian sold 30 lots to bargain hunters on the field. I would like to say a Great Big Thank You to Everyone who helped with this event and to All those who came along and supported us. Special Thanks go to Chris & Pauline, Guy & Lucy for letting us use The Paddock, cutting the grass and making it look brilliant and to Brian & Val who loaned us and set out the race course for us. To the parents, fund raising team and the staff team who gave their time – Thank You.
This event has made a whopping £614.23 for pre-school funds. We will look at how we can best use this money to benefit the children who attend the pre-school.
School Leavers Concert
This is on July 14th at 2.50pm. If you have a child who is leaving pre-school for mainstream school and do not attend on this day they are welcome to take part in the concert – you will need to book them in for this and can do this by speaking with Jane, Jo or Fiona and they will confirm the time for you to bring them. This concert is always popular with parents and we therefore ask that you let us know how many will be in your party for this. Please do not leave this until the last minute as we need to know which children can be given parts in the concert and how many chairs we need to set out for those attending.
Each child in pre-school has painted a self-portrait that will be on view in pre-school from the end of this week. This is an original piece of artwork and as such we cannot place a price on it. We therefore leave it for you to decide how much you feel your child’s artwork is worth. Attached to this newsletter is an envelope for you to make a donation for your child’s work – bearing in mind the frame has cost £1. When you return the envelope we will place a sold sticker on the painting and it will be sent home before the end of term.
Have a lovely summer – Jane & Team