CARnival brings in £6,000 boost for Stradbroke High

Mary Smith (nee Boast) and Brian Stannard, first Head Pupils of Stradbroke High School, at the unveiling of the school's commemorative plaque.
Mary Smith (nee Boast) and Brian Stannard, first Head Pupils of Stradbroke High School, at the unveiling of the school's commemorative plaque.

Visitors, vendors and vintage vehicles were out in full force at Stradbroke High School on Sunday, as the annual CARnival event brought in more than £6,000 to be spent on the pupils.

Organised by the Friends of Stradbroke High School (FOSH), the event drew a large crowd with a wide array of classic cars and motorbikes, including the Fressingfield Oily Rag Club, as well as fairground games, a rodeo bull, music from the Orange Blues jazz band and more than 50 different craft stalls.

The CARnival coincided with the unveiling of the school’s new plaque commemorating its head boys and head girls over the years, which received an official ribbon-cutting from the first people to hold the head pupil titles back in 1959 – Mary Smith (née Boast) and Brian Stannard.

Headteacher Andrew Bloom said: “On behalf of the pupils I would like to thank the Friends of the School and everyone else who participated in this family day out, including our two distinguished guests Mary Smith and Brian Stannard, and Barclays Bank, for their support in raising funds which will be invested directly into the pupils’ education.”

The school is now planning a Dragon’s Den-style process involving students and staff to determine what projects the £6,000 raised will be spent on.