All the fun of the fair at East Ayton

Laura Cartlidge, left, gets set to time space hopper racers Meg Mansell and Edward Rose.'112693c
Laura Cartlidge, left, gets set to time space hopper racers Meg Mansell and Edward Rose.'112693c

CHILDREN and adults alike enjoyed a fun-filled summer fair at East Ayton School.

The fair featured a number of attractions including stalls, games and competitions.

There was also a coconut shy and a set of stocks, where headteacher Ian Fleming got a soaking at the end of the day.

Deputy mayor Helen Mallory opened the fair and thoroughly enjoyed seeing the decorated bikes that many of the children had brought along.

The winning entries were by Lewis Clark, Jemima Hay, Tabitha Hay and Liam Chaplin.

Samantha Hay, a Friend of the School, said: “The event was a great success and we have raised just over £1,000 to put towards projects for the children in the coming year.

“Many thanks to the various business who have helped us including Cooplands Bakery, Glaves Butchers and local farmer Robert Pigg who lent us a tractor so we could guess how many balloons were inside it.

“A huge thanks also to Ann Owen from Manor Farm Riding Centre who not only brought in two ponies for the children to ride, but also two lambs called Will and Kate and Rocky the Rooster.

“The children all had a wonderful time and it was great to see much support from parents and grandparents.”