Elliot’s revived spring fair a big success
A Devonshire primary school brought back its spring fair as families and teachers hoped to develop a sense of community.
Jamee Jones, the president of the Parent Teacher Association at Elliot Primary School, said it was the first time the event had taken place in “a long time”.
Past, present and possible future students attended the fête on Saturday when games, vendors and entertainment attractions covered the grounds.
Ms Jones said: “This is the first time we’ve had it, they used to have it a long time ago.
“As a community we should all be working together to bring success to every institution and area of the community.”
She added that the event was also designed to bring a feeling of positivity to the school. Ms Jones said: “It’s also a fundraiser for the PTA so that we can help the school achieve their goals and help purchase things for the education of the children.”
She explained it was hoped the money raised could go towards improved gym equipment and hats for the children to wear during outdoor activities.
The spring fair welcomed the school’s alumni association as well as volunteers from the ranks of other former students and senior schools. It included a fun castle, food vendors, face painting and games stalls.
Music was provided by DJ Donnie and the Bermuda Jump Rope Federation was scheduled to perform.
Letitia Rabain, who is mother to P5 pupil Layla, sold candied apples and offered the chance to win a sweet treat with a ring toss game.
The owner of Flair, a personalised events company, said: “It has been great, it’s nice to support my daughter’s school.
“I appreciate the opportunity to come and display what I do.
“Treats are always fun at a fair and you can’t have a fair without a candy apple.”
Sandra Woolridge was with her three-year-old grandson Maceo Hunt-Woolridge, who enjoyed playing one of the ring toss games.
She said: “I thought I would bring him to support the school, his mother went here.”
Paige Pimental, a P4 student who attended with her sister Hope, 19, took part in a skee ball game. The eight-year-old said: “I like fairs — I like games and candy.”
The PTA hoped if the event was successful it could be held more regularly in the years to come.
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