Midhurst Rother College host their annual Community Day

THERE was everything from an army assault course to ukelele workshops at Midhurst Rother College when the annual Community Day took place.

The army assault course was set up in the Sports Hall while in other parts of the college there were animals from Miller’s Ark, hand and foot massages, face and nail painting alongside belly dancing and ukulele workshops.

C140498-8 Mid Community  phot kate''Twins Marcus and Elizabeth Prior, three with their mother Jeanne, being offered cakes by Eleanor Godsman.Picture by Kate Shemilt.C140498-8 SUS-140426-182543001

C140498-8 Mid Community phot kate''Twins Marcus and Elizabeth Prior, three with their mother Jeanne, being offered cakes by Eleanor Godsman.Picture by Kate Shemilt.C140498-8 SUS-140426-182543001

Entertainment came in the form of student singers and musicians Gracie Spooner, Sophie Bosley and home grown talent Ed Goodale.

Tea and biscuit refreshments were provided by the Midhurst Rother College Association and Cowdray Farm Shop’s Tuk Tuk, an organic grill from Richline Meats was on offer and there were homemade cakes and pastries on the many stalls.

The event was a promotion chance for businesses, agencies and craftsmen who displayed greetings cards, felting, fabrics, tote bags, jewellery, soaps and special organic paints.

The People of the World photography exhibition by sixth formers, Oliver van Zwanenberg and Sam Massey Steel was also open featuring pictures taken while on expeditions run by True Adventure, the Midhurst-based company.

C140498-11 Mid Community phot kate''Elliot Morgan, seven looks at one of the animals at Millers Arc with handler Kirsty Batchelor.Picture by Kate Shemitl.C140498-11 SUS-140426-182722001

C140498-11 Mid Community phot kate''Elliot Morgan, seven looks at one of the animals at Millers Arc with handler Kirsty Batchelor.Picture by Kate Shemitl.C140498-11 SUS-140426-182722001

The aim of the exhibition was to bring the people and cultures of Tanzania and Nepal alive in Midhurst and – with almost 65 per cent of the pictures being sold at the preview – this ambition was easily achieved.

Community Day organiser Maddie Hathaway said: “It is so rewarding to be part of this great event which is now firmly placed in the Midhurst calendar.

“The enthusiasm and commitment to the day grows each year and I was thrilled to see everyone whether exhibitors or visitors enjoying being part of the experience.”