Alpacas and emus as Hitchin school’s summer fête breaks attendance and profit records

Choir on Fire perform at the William Ransom summer fair. Picture: Danny Loo

Choir on Fire perform at the William Ransom summer fair. Picture: Danny Loo - Credit: Archant

A Hitchin school’s summer fête broke all manner of records at the weekend.

Ruby and Lily Hu, 2 at the William Ransom summer fete. Picture: Danny Loo

Ruby and Lily Hu, 2 at the William Ransom summer fete. Picture: Danny Loo - Credit: Archant

William Ransom Primary School in Stuart Drive held its annual summer fête on Saturday.

An alpaca and an emu at the William Ransom summer fete. Picture: Danny Loo

An alpaca and an emu at the William Ransom summer fete. Picture: Danny Loo - Credit: Archant

Hundreds turned out for the event, with busy queues for the barbecue, cake stalls, face painting, hoopla and inflatables.

Punters throw wet sponges at people in stocks at the William Ransom summer fete. Picture: Danny Loo

Punters throw wet sponges at people in stocks at the William Ransom summer fete. Picture: Danny Loo - Credit: Archant

They were joined by two alpacas, rabbits, a goat and two emus which all the children – and adults – thoroughly enjoyed.

Children play on inflatables at the William Ransom summer fete. Picture: Danny Loo

Children play on inflatables at the William Ransom summer fete. Picture: Danny Loo - Credit: Archant

Chris Stokes, from the William Ransom School and Parents’ Association, said: “Wow, what a successful fête.

Prem Singh Lidder, 4 with his face painted at the William Ransom summer fete. Picture: Danny Loo

Prem Singh Lidder, 4 with his face painted at the William Ransom summer fete. Picture: Danny Loo - Credit: Archant


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“We had a record number of people attend, and a record profit in excess of £6,000.

Choir on Fire perform at the William Ransom summer fair. Picture: Danny Loo

Choir on Fire perform at the William Ransom summer fair. Picture: Danny Loo - Credit: Archant

“The success of this fete and the scale of the event can only happen with the support of parents and friends of the school.

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“The SPA would like to thank everyone involved.”

If you are a parent at the school and would to join its SPA, email Chris at Cstokes255@gmail.com or headteacher Mary Driver.

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