Pupils celebrate special summer

NRHNBE120515e1, Smalley Richardson Endowed primary school. Getting ready for the jubilee.
NRHNBE120515e1, Smalley Richardson Endowed primary school. Getting ready for the jubilee.

Pupils at Smalley Richardson School are gearing up for the summer with their annual village summer fair marking three special events.

This year residents will mark the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee, the 2012 Olympics and the 100-year celebration of the Smalley church bells.

NRHNBE120515e4, Smalley Richardson Endowed primary school. olympics, Isaac Riggott, Rebekah Lambold, Joe Hardy and Amy Tomlinson.

NRHNBE120515e4, Smalley Richardson Endowed primary school. olympics, Isaac Riggott, Rebekah Lambold, Joe Hardy and Amy Tomlinson.

Head of the Parent Teacher Association Jayne Aldred said the idea to combine all three came from the village’s ‘Let’s Celebrate’ theme. She said: “The village church was already celebrating the 100 years of the bells and so we decided to incorporate it into our fair and make it a celebration everybody can enjoy.”

The money raised will go towards school funds, which has already seen the venue receive new books, computers and an outdoor garden.

The fair will be flying the patriotic flag with a red, white and blue theme, as well as Olympics-theme games, tombola, raffle and a variety of stalls.

This year also sees the school teaming up with Smalley Lawn Tennis Club. Ms Aldred said: “We wanted to incorporate the Olympics and a lot of parents are members of the club so they got involved.”

The nearby tennis club will be organising demonstrations and offering coaching to all visitors who wish to take part.

The children have already started to prepare for the celebrations in school and are very excited, she said.

Ms Aldred continues: “We just wanted to do something special to bring the community together and we hope everyone will have a good time. The Olympics in England is probably never going to happen again in our lifetime.”

The school are also appealing to local businesses to hire out tables to sell their own products on. Businesses will be have to bring their own table at a charge of £10.

The fair will be held at the school on Saturday, May 28, from 11am to 2pm, on The School Field, Main Road, Smalley.