Pupils bag themselves a real winner

Bags of fun ... Boxford Primary School children hold up their decorated goody bags which helped towards raising �3,000 at their school's fate.
Bags of fun ... Boxford Primary School children hold up their decorated goody bags which helped towards raising �3,000 at their school's fate.
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DONKEY rides, a coconut shy and a competition to name a giant elephant were just three of the attractions Boxford Primary School’s fete, which raised more than £3,000 for school projects.

Visitors turned out in full force for the annual event organised by the Friends of Boxford School.

Donkey rides were given by donkeys Jack and Scooby, and there were performances and displays by the Sudbury Gymnastic Club, Boxford School Gymnastics Club, dance group Sistars and Sudbury Karate Club.

School children were asked to participate by hand-decorating a paper bag, filling it with sweets and bringing it back to school to hang on a “goody bag tree”. The stall was a runaway success.

The fete included a golf competition, tombola, lucky dip, cup cake decorating, face painting and a balloon race. Businesses from around the area donated items for a grand prize draw.

Headteacher Rob Giles said: “It was a great afternoon. We had a large number of people come along but it was difficult to judge exactly how many there were. Our thanks must go to Justine Turner and her team who worked so hard.”