Despite the typical English weather, there was never a dull moment at the Stopfordian Parents’ Association’s medieval summer fair.
Opening with a procession of infant knights and princesses, the children enjoyed a whole host of activities including archery, sponging the teachers in the stocks, whittling wands and swords, birds of prey, face painting, bouncy castles and crafts.
There was non-stop activity in the arena too, which this year played host to the medieval olympics – hobby horse jousting, sack races and turnip on a spoon relays for mums and dads as well as the children!
Medieval fayre took the form of a delicious barbecue, afternoon teas, candy floss, popcorn and traditional sweets, while ye olde beer and Pimms tent supplied the liquid refreshment.
It was great to see so many of the Senior School children taking part, especially the Sixth Form pupils who were raising money for their trip to Rwanda next summer.
Profits from the fair will be split between Stopfordian Parents’ Association funds (towards a second new school minibus) and the Children’s Adventure Farm Trust, a charity based in Lymm providing respite holidays for local children who are terminally ill, disabled or disadvantaged.
A huge thank you to all those who braved the elements and helped make the event such a success.
SPA vice chair