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Home Farm School’s Summer Fayre Is Back After Two Year Hiatus

12 Jun Home Farm School’s Summer Fayre Is Back After Two Year Hiatus

Following a two year hiatus, the Home Farm Primary School Summer Fayre is back with a bang and promises visitors a nostalgic trip down memory lane.

Taking on a vintage theme, this year’s Home Farm Summer Fayre will take place on Saturday 29th June and is going back to tradition with a brass band, old-fashioned ice cream truck, a vintage tea room, country dancing round the may pole, hay bails and bunting.

“Due to building work to expand the school in 2018 we were unable to run an event on the school field. It’s been two years since our last summer fete so we are keen to create our biggest event yet with more stands, more free activities for the kids and a whole lot of fun,” explains Nikki Whiteford from the Home Farm School Association, which is organising the event.

With 300 children now attending the school, this year’s fete is set to be the busiest yet. “Home Farm is welcoming new families every week so this is a great opportunity to properly introduce them to the school,” continues Nikki. “We’ve organised a whole range of fun stalls, from traditional games such as the Coconut Shy, Crockery Smash, Tin Can Alley and Hook a Duck to a range of performances from dancers, singers and musicians. We even have a wandering magician, country dancing lessons for the whole family and a brass band playing traditional tunes. It’s going to be a really fun and memorable day.”

“We are very pleased to be able to run the Summer Fayre again this year, particularly now the school has expanded so much. We have 60 new children starting in September so it would be great to see some of them at the fete,” comments Mr Potter, head teacher at Home Farm Primary School. “Our events are a great opportunity to build on the community spirit of the school and allow the children to have fun with their friends. They also raise valuable funds so we hope to receive an abundance of visitors.”

Taking place on Saturday 29th June at Home Farm Primary School in Shelley Road, Colchester, the event will run from 12pm to 3pm and there will be a £1 entrance fee for adults; children are free. There will also be a licensed bar and barbecue.