A STROUD primary school held a successful summer fete with a twist on Saturday as it offered an unconventional fundraising initiative.
Callowell Primary School held a vintage theme fair which included a variety of classic and retro games including quoits, skittles and croquet.
The fete ran from noon to 3pm and also included traditional fairground activities and games such as hook-a-duck and beat the goalie as well as country dancing and a performance from school boy band Dream Band-Its.
A boy with cerebral palsy raised £180 for charity Allsorts by selling models and bracelets he had made with Loom Bands. The organising PTA of the school based in Farmhill, Stroud, came up with the novel idea of producing a video with some of the school pupils to advertise the fair to local companies.
Danielle Rees, co-chairman of the PTA said she was “excited” about the project and had been “very busy” planning the fair.
Under the idea local traders were given the chance to sponsor stalls and events – so that all money raised on the day would be 100 per cent profit for the school. Callowell’s also sought sponsorship to produce a magazine with the children.
The video was produced by Stroud multimedia production company MMOUK, and is accessed by Stonehouse software business eLearning247, both of whom donated their services for free.
Stroud accountancy firm Randall and Payne also sponsored a stall while Chalford Building Supplies have donated timber and sand for a large permanent sandpit. The pit was built by Jason Turley of JT Building and Plumbing.