Smallbrook School Summer Fete brings everyone together for a fun day in the sun. Students, care and clinical teams, head office staff and guests poured in through the gates of Smallbrook School last week to enjoy the annual summer fete helping to raise money for local charities.
It is fast becoming an important date in the Smallbrook School calendar and it was wonderful to see Smallbrook students having such fun at their school summer fete this week, not to mention care, clinical, head office staff and guests who streamed through the gates to join them. There was something for everyone, from the energetic to the more sedate, from competitive Bubble Footie and Frisbee Golf to scrumptious cream teas, a bookstall to browse, over 100 tombola prizes, face painting, a photo booth dressing up box and a bouncy castle.
Everyone enjoyed the fabulous live music lead by Smallbrook School’s music teacher Chris with the support of musically gifted math’s teachers Antony on guitar and Theresa playing the flute. The wonderful voices of some of the students provided the vocals and all enjoyed watching an impressive dance demonstration by Elite Dance Studios.
As well as a BBQ and delicious home-baked cakes, there was homemade strawberry ice cream to help cool everyone down after a competitive game of Bubble Footie.
The fete was organised by administrator Danielle Brown and deputy headteacher Mark Rawsthorne who said, “It’s about bringing the Bryn Melyn Care and local community together with our students and spending time having some fun at the end of a busy year.” Mark added, “This took a lot of careful planning and it was important to involve all students for a truly inclusive day, it is a great social event for the end of the academic year.”
Danielle, responsible for coordinating the event and making sure everyone had a memorable day commented, “We had a good programme of events and the Tombola was really popular. We couldn’t have wished for better weather and I am already putting together ideas for next year.”
The school will donate all monies raised to Sleapy Cat Rescue who are local neighbours of Smallbrook School and the Dogs Trust in Shrewsbury.
“The success of the day was down to great teamwork and effective communication, essential to everyone’s safety and enjoyment, from the planning and setup to clearing up at the end,” said Craig Seretny, Smallbrook School’s headteacher. “Well done everyone for making it such a memorable day as our school year comes to a close. The sentiment from one of our visitors sums up the day for me, “I kept thinking I was at a festival. The whole thing had that lovely festival vibe where everyone there is relaxed and wants to enjoy themselves.” and that is what we pretty much hoped for!”