Never does Wisborough Green look more like the epitome of English village life, than on a summer’s day, and never more so than when the focus is some spectacular maypole dancing in front of the iconic cricket pavilion! The glorious weather provided the perfect backdrop to the school’s annual summer festival, and the crowds came and soaked up the sun and the hospitality both of which were on offer in abundance!
The Festival was officially opened by the May King & Queen, Daniel Grigg and Esme Moore, who spoke with fondness of the school they were about to leave. Maypole dancing with a modern twist was next on the agenda, not to mention a technical hitch, as the pole had to be flipped having been erected upside down! It didn’t phase the dancers though, who swirled and twirled with tremendous energy given the searing heat. Performances from the school’s Rock Choir followed, as did a ‘boot camp’ from Up & Outdoor Fitness.
Dance was then back on the agenda, with each year group providing a display, before the grand finale in the arena, The Hobby Horse of the Year Show. Hosted with more aplomb than should even be possible by Mrs Scott Kerr, our stable of hobby horses were put through their paces in various age groups, climaxing in the hilarious ‘Dad’s Race’, many looking very puzzled as their names were called to the starting gates!
Our Wild Wisborough Photography Competition attracted a fantastic standard and quantity of entries, and was judged by local photographers Claudia Holden of Claudia Holden Photography, and John Nicholls of John Nicholls Photography, who did their best to impart their photographic wisdom to our budding young snappers. The winners were as follows: Years R, 1 and 2 – Winner : Tom Robinson, Runner Up : William Beresford, Years 3 and 4: Winner : Pippa Sheasby, Runner Up : Isabel Maggs, Years 5 and 6 : Winner: Liam Spackman, Runner Up : Jack Johnson.
Of course the winner overall was the school, as we raised a colossal £8,000 which will all be spent on improving and enhancing the outdoor learning environment for the children in the coming year.
We would like to say a very very big thank you to everyone who was involved, especially the villagers who came and supported, the sports club who allowed us to use their facility, the Parish Council, and Brian Smith for providing parking. A very special thank you to all of our sponsors, advertisers and prize draw prize providers, to Claudia Holden Photography for providing photography, and to Jake and Ben Media who provided the sound system and technical support via The Weald School.
Here’s hoping our weather luck continues for 2018!
Heidi Lang, WG Primary School PTA