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All the world's a stage for Harleston pupils

Emma Brown (centre) with pupils from Harleston Primary School
Emma Brown (centre) with pupils from Harleston Primary School

Pupils at a primary school in Harleston are celebrating after friends of the school helped to buy a new school stage.

The Friends of Harleston CEVA Primary School raised £7,610 over two years thanks to a number of fundraising events, including a summer gala, winter fair, a non-uniform day and disco.

The lightweight, foldaway stage replaces and older one which the school had used for 20 years.

Key Stage 2 pupils are currently putting it to good use with the school performance,of Pirates of the Curried Bean.

“We shopped around for the best one we could find and the new stage is great,” said Emma Brown, a Friends committee member.

“The previous one was very old and tired but still used regularly for things like the school performance, nativity plays and assemblies.”

The Friends of Harleston Primary have been raising money to support the school for the last 26 years. In the last five years, it has raised more than £37,000.

As well as paying for the new stage, the committee has paid for the annual Year 6 prom, school leavers T-shirts, contributed to Christmas parties and bought indoor and outdoor equipment.

Fundraising continues next month when the Friends will be holding a summer gala.

It takes place on July 7 from 11am until 3pm, with attractions including donkey rides, bouncy castles, a barbecue, stalls and a puppet show. It will be opened by singer Breeze Redwine.

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