Buckminster’s summer fete a success despite cloudy skies and wind

Buckminster summer fete: Warwick Watkin with Sam and Oscar.
Buckminster summer fete: Warwick Watkin with Sam and Oscar.
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Villagers and visitors from further afield gathered at Buckminster Primary School on Saturday for the annual summer fete.

Hosted by the school’s PTFA, there were craft stalls, a tug of war competition, dog agility, food and a display of cars by Peterborough Audi.

Buckminster summer fete: Mark Bowen with Harley

Buckminster summer fete: Mark Bowen with Harley

The reopening of the school farm was a highlight of the event – it was given a makeover after a few winters left it in need of repair.

With the help of donations from local businesses and the community, the overhaul took place over a weekend, when parents, grandparents and children all volunteered to create a happy, safe environment for the school animals.

As part of the enrichment of the school and pupils, children are being taught how to look after the animals and also how growing vegetables and herbs can benefit the school community.

Parent and PTFA member Samantha Gough said: “We are delighted to say that the Buckminster Primary School summer fete went exceptionally well, despite the cloudy skies and high winds!

Buckminster summer fete: Chloe Carter Hall with Dash

Buckminster summer fete: Chloe Carter Hall with Dash

“We had a great turn out and it was wonderful to see so many people there to help the pupils, parents and friends celebrate the reopening of the school farm.

“Lucy Wallace and Tracey Zachowicz, joint chairs of the PTFA, would like to thank all of the sponsors, volunteers and everyone that attended, for all of there generosity and support.”

Dog agility, provided by Activedogz Agility, was popular, with 10-year-old William Townsley and his pooch Fluffles taking home the 1st place rosette after clearing the course in 19.85 seconds. In second place was Mark Bowen with Harley in 19.85 seconds and in third place was Amber Morrel with Tyson in 32.05 seconds.

Buckminster summer fete: Fleur Holmes with Ginger Snapper

Buckminster summer fete: Fleur Holmes with Ginger Snapper

Buckminster summer fete: Erin Rogers and Alys Hanson

Buckminster summer fete: Erin Rogers and Alys Hanson

Buckminster summer fete: Maia Joint

Buckminster summer fete: Maia Joint

William and Fluffles

William and Fluffles