What a summer we’re having so far! We’ve had blue skies and hot, hot sunshine for quite a few weeks now, which has been one less thing to think about for the tireless volunteers organising school summer fairs – makes a lovely change from the usual changeable British weather eh?!
Here’s a look at what some PTAs got up to this summer, maybe you could try some of these ideas next year! 🙂
This PTA got very creative and made a great video to promote their summer fair!
We’re loving this aerial map of Coed Glas PTAs summer fair, very handy!
👀4️⃣sleeps til @CoedGlas Summer BBQ & Fair. CG MiniBus, #Llanishen @swpcardiff, @stjohnambulance & @SytnerMINI vehicles. Taster sessions @whitchurchrfcMJ & @WhitchRangersfc #CariadDance. @SXtraCardiff & @GoAirCardiff equipment. Inflatables from https://t.co/WzOXBnLMS9 #CGBBQ🤩 pic.twitter.com/U4z9H7cEkj— Coed Glas PTA (@coedglaspta) July 2, 2018
Etchells Primary School PTA Fair Bears getting all spruced up for their new homes 🙂
What a great stall idea from Eltham College PTA in London – they charge £3 per box and tell us it’s always a sell out!
This time next week it’s the Summer Fair! This week we would love your donations of mystery boxes. Any pre-loved toy or game, in good condition, wrapped and labelled gender and age range. This is such a popular stall with the children and a great excuse for a clear out! pic.twitter.com/aEXOPyPjRK— Eltham College PTA (@ElthamPTA) June 23, 2018
And when the fair finally gets underway, you have to get creative when there’s last-minute organising to do! 🙂
We’ve heard of Soak A Teacher, but Sheringdale Primary School decided to Splat A Governor instead!
Sellincourt School in Tooting had a very famous footballer in their World Cup selfie booth:
We’d love to have a go at this stall!
An interesting Lucky Dip prize spotted at Irthlingborough Infants in Northants 😉
Donkey rides, dancing and flossing at The Good Shepherd School in London 😀
A fantastic afternoon at ‘The Good Shepherd Summer Fair’ Thanks to our amazing FROGS team for the hard work and organisation to raise much needed funds for our school. Thank you to all the parents, children and relatives who supported us. #success #PTA pic.twitter.com/Z7ZWJs0N5m— Goodshepherdrc (@Goodshepherdrc2) June 30, 2018
Greycourt School in Richmond had one of our all time favourite summer fair stalls!
And St. Margaret’s C of E Primary tried a new system this year – kids could win tickets at the games stalls in exchange for prizes from this stall. It was a huge success, and they say they will definitely be doing it again next year!
Oakham Primary School put on a fiery performance to entertain the crowds
This has to be a first? 🔥A ‘FIRE PERFORMER’ 🔥 at a summer fair! More great experiences at Oakham CE! Don’t worry, it was all safe, we had our brave fire crew on standby! Huge thanks to the fire crew for coming out and letting the children explore and use the engine! pic.twitter.com/1iAxgDXJNo— Oakham C of E Primary School (@Oakhamceprimary) June 23, 2018
Now this is what we call community spirit – what a generous and kind-hearted winner!
As you know our summer fair had some great prizes - and one lucky winner @nick_cannonhill was kind enough to donate his amazing £100 raffle prize back to our school - thank you Nick 😀 #community #merton #JoHoSummerFair2018 pic.twitter.com/MYaNNuqjYW— Joseph Hood Primary School PTFA (@JosephHoodPTFA) July 9, 2018
A Jurassic themed fete at Seaton Primary in Devon netted their PTA a £3k profit 😀
This teacher at Westfield Primary was probably grateful for the extra soaking as the temperature soared during their summer fair!
They think it’s all over – it is now! Post-fair clean up operation at St Nicolas Primary in Brighton is paused to watch a crucial World Cup match……
What a memorable summer fair season it’s been! We hope you’ve enjoyed our peek at what everyone’s been up to. If you’ve got some fab photos from your PTA event, we’d love to see them! Tweet us @PTAsocial or email your pics to us – your PTA could feature in one of our future blogs 🙂
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