Splashing time at fair

A member osf staff is soaked in the stocks during the Owton Manor primary school fair.
A member osf staff is soaked in the stocks during the Owton Manor primary school fair.

FAMILIES helped raise hundreds of pounds when a school was out for summer.

There were stalls and games galore at Owton Manor Primary School in Hartlepool when families flocked to its summer fundraiser.

The day was hailed a “major success” by organisers and raised around £300 towards school funds and trips.

The grounds were filled with fairground rides, stalls and fun attractions and a set of stocks where teachers and parents were soaked.

A craft stall did good business selling goods made by the children’s own hands including jewellery, bookmarks and magnets.

The event was also supported by Hartlepool Coastguard which attended in their response vehicle and which youngsters got the chance to look inside.

Rachel Wainwright, the school’s Early Years and Key Stage One team leader, said: “I think every parent turned up and it was a major success.”

The day was one of three fundraising events the school in Eskdale Road holds a year for a local and national cause and also for school funds.

Owton Manor Primary School recently celebrated achieving a ‘good’ rating in its latest inspection by education watchdogs Ofsted.

It is the second highest rating a school can receive behind outstanding. At the start of this month Owton Manor joined forces with Stranton Primary School to become part of a new Stranton Academy.