Parents’ Xmas fayre

Hilderthorpe School'Christmas Fayre Preperations, by organising committee'PA1148-2c'Committee members'Suzanne Slater, Mandy McQueen, Caroline Grey-Nicholson,  Amanda Lougue, Mary & Ethan (3) Briggs, Janet Burden,Wendy Kilburn, Debbie Winstanley, Andrea Bacon

Hilderthorpe School'Christmas Fayre Preperations, by organising committee'PA1148-2c'Committee members'Suzanne Slater, Mandy McQueen, Caroline Grey-Nicholson, Amanda Lougue, Mary & Ethan (3) Briggs, Janet Burden,Wendy Kilburn, Debbie Winstanley, Andrea Bacon

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PARENTS at Hilderthorpe Primary School hope to “strengthen the school community” by holding a special Christmas Fayre at the school.

After a difficult year for the school, which has it placed in special measures and headteacher Sue Everson stand down, the fayre is hoping to build a strong relationship between parents and the school.

A committee of ten parents have organised the fayre, held tomorrow, Friday December 9, which will feature various gift stalls, Christmas games and stalls, and a whole host of fun for children - including a visit from Santa Claus.

“The parents are right behind the idea of bringing everyone together and moving forward, bringing a real community spirit back to the school,” said Caroline Grey-Thompson, parent support advisor with East Riding of Yorkshire council, who is overseeing the work of the parent’s committee.

“We are hoping to make a difference, show off the good side of the school and get people along on the day.

It has already built momentum and the parents are already talking about a summer fayre and other activities.

“We were in Candy Kingdom last week (the day of school strikes) and the parents said ‘we are doing this for our children’.”

The fayre has been well supported by local businesses, with dozens offering prizes and support for a lottery, raffle and tombola which will be held at the fayre, which runs from 3pm-5pm.

“We would like to thank all the local businesses who have supported us, it shows a real community spirit.

The school have also been excellent with us as well. Having the committee and local business support the fayre, it leaves the school to focus on teaching the children.”

The fayre takes place at Hilderthorpe Primary School, on Shaftesbury Road, and all are welcome to attend.