Burdett-Coutts Summer Fair 2017

Burdett-Coutts Summer Fair 2017

Coming together is a beginning. Keeping together is progress. Working together is success..”

Henry Ford

Held on the 8th of July 2017, this year’s Burdett-Coutts Summer Fair was yet again an enormous success and a truly memorable day for the entire school community. From 12-3pm, our playground and ground floor hall was transformed into a fun-filled summer market fair with games and stalls everywhere!

The event was well attended by children, parents, staff, governors and members of the community. The day started warm and full of activity and as more and more people came through the gates, the weather stayed bright and sunny throughout the day. The K2K Star dancers opened the fair with an amazing performance and everyone was able to enjoy the festive atmosphere, accompanied by great music. There then followed a series of songs from our Year 6 and 5 choir.

With a bouncy castle and a merry-ground, as well as a candy-floss station, a strongman striker and games galore, there was plenty to entertain everyone. There were also the attractions of the children and adult tombolas, face-painting, henna tattoos and stalls selling plants, bric-a-brac and books.

Our Ground Floor Hall was stocked full of yummy food, cakes and drinks for everyone to enjoy plus a bar for the adults, a Starbucks shaken iced tea kiosk, a BBQ and even an ice-cream stall! At the end of a truly wonderful day and to everyone’s excitement, our Headteacher, Mrs Dyer called out the winners of the raffle. Congratulations to all the winners!

A huge thank you to all the parents, staff, children, helpers and people in our community who worked tirelessly to make it happen. Together, everyone pitched in ahead of and on the day of the fair to meet regularly in organisation, post letters, hand out leaflets, set up on the day, erect tents, move tables, prepare food, tidy up, run a stall, buy food and drink, donate items, wash up, sing, dance and even play music!

With your contribution, the Friends of Burdett-Coutts, (our parent & staff association) were able to raise much valued funds for the school with the money raised going towards enhancing our playground provision. In just 3 short hours, we raised an amazing £2,171.89!

Thank you to Clear Vision, The London Eye, Mrs Fiona Burdett-Coutts, Ms Narissa Bowles, Ms Arlene Hamilton, Mr Brian Traylen (Bouncy Castle Company), Starbucks and Sainsburys for their generous donations to the school fair. Thank you also to the K2K Star dancers, Mr Carden & the school choir, the Community Police and MEND teams whose presence on the day was greatly appreciated.

A special mention must also go to the Friends Committee who planned the fair to ensure that things ran smoothly: Adlyn Barrett, Narissa Bowles, Sandra Brightwell, Nadine De Keyser, Vanessa Doherty, Dionne Donovan-Smith, Caroline Hall, Reena Life, Rachida El Mamoun, Nadia Marhri, Alison Seedat and Ying Timothy.

We are so grateful for everyone’s combined efforts!