On Saturday 23rd June Ash Manor School held their summer fete. There were many traditional games stalls; penalty shoot out, dinky cars, tombola, guess what’s in the jar, knock down the cans and possibly most popular ‘sponge a teacher’.
“As a secondary school it’s quite unusual to have a summer fete but we think it’s really important to foster a community spirit, encourage the pupils to take responsibility by managing the stalls and it provides a good opportunity for parents to meet and mix with other parents and students in a social way.” Jill Fields AMSA
There were many refreshments available; homemade cup cakes, cream teas, ice creams and popcorn, filled the school’s entrance hall with a very sweet aroma whilst the BBQ outside definitely got the mouth watering.
Other attractions included a few vehicles on show from Martin Philip Hillyer: a modified Vauxhall Corsa, a very attractive 1957 Austin Healey 100/6 and a ‘Rookie Rod’ Vauxhall Nova which competes in events by Spedeworth Motorsport, the UK’s biggest Short Oval racing promotion, locally at the raceway in Aldershot.
Mrs Brockwood, a local resident, was there selling a delightful selection of plants she had grown, from peonies to herbs, whose unbound enthusiasm for gardening was rather contagious.
A highlight of the event was the Talent Show where a selection of talented students from the school performed dances, songs and short plays. The winner was Megan Pullen from year 7 who showed off her beautiful singing voice.
There were a huge range of prizes at the raffle including gift cards, vouchers for days out and activities and the main cash prize of £100 from Mackenzie Smith. “It’s great to get involved and help the school raise money through offering an enticing prize” commented Crawford Moxley of Mackenzie Smith. The winner of the main prize was Vickie Hatherley; it’s a well timed prize too as Vickie is getting married next weekend and can put the prize towards honeymoon spending money.
In total the school raised just under £700.