School’s success

Peppa Pig arrives at the Dene House primary school fun day
Peppa Pig arrives at the Dene House primary school fun day

A SCHOOL fun day proved to be a hit for hundreds of visitors who turned up to enjoy the sunshine.

Dene House Primary School, in Manor Way, Peterlee, staged the fundraising event to rake in cash to help with activities for the youngsters and bosses say it was a huge success.

The event went down so well, that plans are already underway for a repeat performance in 2014.

School headteacher Paul Lonsdale said: “It was a great crowd, there was a really good turnout and we delighted with how the day turned out.

“It is the first time we have had a summer fair for sometime now.

“We worked closely with the parents and teachers association to set up the event and there was a lot of parental support and we really appreciate that.”

The aim of the event was to raise cash for the school and also create a sense of community by opening up the doors of the venue to members of the public as well as parents and other family members of pupils.

Mr Lonsdale added: “We said at the start of our planning that we wanted to promote community between the school and the local area and the parents and grandparents of the pupils.

“We want to say thank you to all of the parents and the people who attended and helped raise money.

“It was an excellent event and everybody who attended seemed to have a great time and enjoyed what was on offer.

“We don’t know yet what’s been raised, but it looks extremely positive looking at the turnout.”

Mr Lonsdale revealed the school could host a similar event this time next year, and has put a call out for some feedback to see what people would like to see taking place.

He added: “Hopefully we would like to do the same thing next year by putting on a similar event.

“We would appreciate any feedback from the parents on how they think it went this year, and how we could improve it next year by making any changes.”