MORE than £1,000 was raised at a primary school fete.

Pupils, friends and family from Manor Court Primary School bid the school year goodbye with the annual Summer Fete, organised by the Friends of Manor Court Association (FMCA) on Friday, July 13.

This event is the largest of the many events that the hardworking committee of volunteers run throughout the year to raise money for the children who attend Manor Court Primary School.

This year’s event included traditional activities such as face painting, refreshments, tombola stalls, and horse and carriage rides and more adventurous activities such as Nerf gun wars and an inflatable obstacle course.

A spokesman for the school said it is estimated around £1,900 was raised at the event which will go to the school.

Alan Clode, deputy headteacher, said: “We are extremely grateful for the hard work of the FMCA in arranging the Summer Fete and the many other events throughout the year.

"Their events are always well attended and much fun is had by all who attend.

"This year Mr Talmage and I agreed to go into the stocks and have wet sponges thrown at us and I am not sure who enjoyed it more, the children or us.

"Last year the money raised went to a whole school mosaic project and a pantomime performance that all children attended.”