Updated: May 26
As many of you know, the Summer Fete is a family fun day for the whole Claremont community – pupils, parents, extended family, future pupils, past pupils, neighbours,.. There will be all your usual fete fun – bouncy castles, games, ice cream, face painting, food and refreshments. And the best bit? Every penny raised will go towards the PTA!
It will be on Saturday 2nd July, 12-3pm and tickets are now on sale through our website for £2.50 per adult (children are free) and on the gate for £3 per adult.
Whilst we have a dedicated team organising the event, they are small in number and we cannot make it happen without a large pool of volunteers, donations from the parent body and some specific skills and pieces of equipment. This blog is to explain the ways we will be asking the Claremont community to rally together to help make the Summer Fete a success!
We will be asking parents to donate items to help us populate the stalls and raffle. Shortly after the May half term, we will be holding some donation mornings where we will be collecting:
- Sweets in a jam jar (no chocolates or nuts) - see example photo below
- Fancy dress costumes.
- Unopened bottles of alcohol
- Raffle prizes – a specific colour depending on your child’s year group.
Teddies, books and fancy dress costumes can be second hand but good quality please.
The raffle will be a “Colour Raffle”. There will be 7 wonderful hampers up for grabs. We are asking each year group to donate raffle gifts of a specific colour:
- Reception – RED
- Year 1 – ORANGE
- Year 2 – YELLOW
- Year 3 – GREEN
- Year 4 – BLUE
- Year 5 – PURPLE/PINK
- Year 6 – WHITE
The Donation mornings are happening on Wednesday 8th, Thursday 9th and Friday 10th June during morning drop off. Find the PTA helpers either at the Banner Farm Road Gate or in the playground by the Reception pen from 8.40-9am.
VOLUNTEERING ON THE DAY:
As is Claremont tradition, we will be asking each class to provide volunteers to help set up, run and tidy away a stall. We will ask Class Reps to coordinate the rota for each class so that will come from them in due course. These are the stalls that each class will be responsible for:
Reception Sapllngs - BBQ
Reception Acorns – Hook a Duck and Lucky Dip
Year 1 Elm – Bouncy Castle 1
Year 1 Ash – Bouncy Castle 2
Year 2 Maple – Teddy Tombola
Year 2 Rowan – Book/DVD/Greeting Cards Stall
Year 3 Hazel – Fancy dress stall
Year 3 Cedar – Sweets Tombola
Year 4 - Bar and Craft Stall
Year 5 – Linden - Coconut Shy (/other game tbd) and Sponge a Teacher
Year 5 - Elder - Bottle Tombola
Year 6 – Sweet treats – e.g. Cupcakes, popcorn tbd
More information about the volunteering rota will come from Class Reps in coming weeks.
LENDING US YOUR SKILLS:
We are looking for:
- A chalk writer for the Bar signs
- A graphic designer to help make our map look pretty – hand drawn or computer drawn
Please email us now if you could lend us your skills in these areas.
LENDING US YOUR EQUIPMENT
We will need 2 art easels, also probably need some clothes rails and may need extra tables and gazebos. Please email us if you might have any of those we can borrow on the day.
THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU.