As a kid, the school summer fete was the highlight of the school year. It was a night where ALL your school friends were there – of the night time!
Friday was Charlie’s annual fete and it was the first year where we have managed to stay the whole time as usually the girls have been so shattered an hour in, we head off for home. It was also the first year Charlie wanted to go off with his mates opposed to staying with us.
There were a few of his friends whose parents were helping so were roaming around and he was so keen to stay with them to play football so I let him. The school site is all enclosed and there’s so many teachers and adults he knows plus a manned exit so it made the question of letting him so much easier.
The girls too had an absolute ball. They have made quite a few little friends at school through Charlie’s classmates so too were “mingling” They also got to meet their teacher who they will be with in September which was lovely.
There were big bouncy castle slides, a BBQ, strawberries and cream, tombolas, lucky dips, raffles, fire engine rides, train rides… A proper school fete! It is so lovely that Charlie goes to the school that I attended. It always brings back such lovely memories and there are still members of staff who teach there that taught me. I really hope that Charlie gets to share the same wonderful experiences that I did at the school.
The part that made me chuckle the most was when a dance group were performing, P2 announced to me that “I want to go dance on the stage” and off she ran to dance on the stage area behind where the dance performance was going on. She’s certainly going to like the limelight in the future!
We all went home three hours later having had a great time. I even managed to resist the lure of FREE hotdogs and burgers. That is dedication right there!