STEDHAM Primary School threw open its doors for its annual Christmas Fair and raised more than £800 for its astro turf project.
The event opened with the arrival of Father Christmas who settled down in a grotto specially prepared for him in the school library, where he handed out festive gifts to all the excited youngsters.
There were refreshments including mulled wine and stollen cake. Stalls included ‘guess the weight of the Christmas cake’, ‘decorate a biscuit’, a tombola, wine hoopla, second-hand books, Christmas tattoos and a raffle.
In total, the event took £832.70.
Head teacher Sally Dreckmann said she was thrilled with the total amount raised and thanked all the people who had planned, organised and run the event or donated items.
“Without this support the fair would not have been possible. Monies raised are being added to other money already raised by FOSS, the school’s parent teacher association, to provide astro turf for an area of the school grounds which is currently unusable.
“It is fantastic for our school community to see what the money they have donated through events such as the fair is being used for.
“As a small rural primary with no field, every bit of space we do have needs to be maximised.
“This astro turf will enable us to do just that, which benefits all the children in the school,” said Mrs Dreckmann.