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Old school fun to celebrate Kenninghall Primary’s 150th anniversary





Traditional games, stalls and fine weather helped a primary school turn its 150th anniversary celebrations into a highly successful fundraiser.

Kenninghall Primary School held a fete on May 18, with visitors trying their luck at a host of games, including tug of war, welly wanging, beat the goalie and hook a duck.

The event raised £2,200 for the school, which will go toward the cost of covering school trips for the children through the year.

Beth and Hugh Copeman wanging wellies at the fete. Picture: Mark Bullimore
Beth and Hugh Copeman wanging wellies at the fete. Picture: Mark Bullimore
Helen Free with a news article from 1983 featuring her at Kenninghall Primary School. Picture: Mark Bullimore
Helen Free with a news article from 1983 featuring her at Kenninghall Primary School. Picture: Mark Bullimore
Cecilia Devaney and Lottie Potter with their craft stall. Picture: Mark Bullimore
Cecilia Devaney and Lottie Potter with their craft stall. Picture: Mark Bullimore
Elsie Branford having her go at Tin-Can Alley. Picture: Mark Bullimore
Elsie Branford having her go at Tin-Can Alley. Picture: Mark Bullimore
Headteacher Liam Ambrose with Alex Spencer. Picture: Mark Bullimore
Headteacher Liam Ambrose with Alex Spencer. Picture: Mark Bullimore
One half of the children’s tug-of-war event at Kenninghall Primary School’s 150th anniversary fete. Picture: Mark Bullimore
One half of the children’s tug-of-war event at Kenninghall Primary School’s 150th anniversary fete. Picture: Mark Bullimore
Ivy-Rose Branford taking on Tin-Can Alley. Picture: Mark Bullimore
Ivy-Rose Branford taking on Tin-Can Alley. Picture: Mark Bullimore
The other half of the children’s tug-of-war. Picture: Mark Bullimore
The other half of the children’s tug-of-war. Picture: Mark Bullimore
Pam Rankin, who started at the school in 1939, with her daughters Susan Woods, Deborah Freston and Denise Bailey who all went to the school as well. Picture: Mark Bullimore
Pam Rankin, who started at the school in 1939, with her daughters Susan Woods, Deborah Freston and Denise Bailey who all went to the school as well. Picture: Mark Bullimore
The adult’s tug-of-war competition saw the rope snap. Picture: Mark Bullimore
The adult’s tug-of-war competition saw the rope snap. Picture: Mark Bullimore
Pam Rankin, who started at the school in 1939, with Poppy Lambert a reception pupil and current headteacher, Liam Ambrose. Picture: Mark Bullimore
Pam Rankin, who started at the school in 1939, with Poppy Lambert a reception pupil and current headteacher, Liam Ambrose. Picture: Mark Bullimore

Gabrielle Walsh, chairman of the parent teacher association, said: “We have a school fete every year, but we really wanted to make this one special, so we had a lot more going on.

“Our thanks go to all the businesses who sponsored and donated and everyone who helped make it such a great turnout.”



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