Wester Overton Primary celebrate with a Jubilee Fayre
BRILLIANT sunshine on Saturday ensured the crowds turned out to help make the Jubilee Fayre held by pupils, parents and staff at Wester Overton Primary School in Strathaven a tremendous success.
Everywhere they turned, visitors to the fete found it draped in red, white and blue as everyone put all their efforts into enjoying their own celebrations of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee.
In the weeks prior to the event, the children in every class in the school had spent time making gifts with a jubilee theme for sale on their craft stall.
The cake stall also had a jubilee theme and children queued up to have their picture taken sitting on the specially created throne by members of the School Parent-Teacher Association.
With the wide variety of stalls, raffles, tombola, a beat-the-goalie and other competitions, including a “guess the corgi’s birthday” competition for a beautiful soft toy won by primary three pupil Laura Hamilton, a tearoom, chocolate fountain and lots of other activities to enjoy, the event was a great success.
So far, with cash still coming in, the total raised stands at more than £1000.
And this week depute head teacher Dawn Laing expressed the school’s thanks to all the local businesses, such as Sainsbury’s, and members of the local community who had supported the event.
“It was a terrific day. We are so very grateful to all of them,” she added.