A shining example of fair
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HOOKED ON FUN: Above, Spike Seymour, six, and dad Andrew Seymour, try a spot of duck dipping.
HUNDREDS of pupils, teachers and parents, past and present, joined in the sunny merry-making at Oakfield First School, on Saturday.
The relentless sunshine ensured the popular annual summer fair was packed with families and staff enjoying the stalls, dance performances and games on offer.
Roz Sendorek, long-serving headteacher at the school in Imperial Road, Windsor, patrolled the field with her traditional Children's Squares Raffle, and said: "It is always such a fabulous day. Often the weather lets us down, but we couldn't have had it any better. The school community always comes out in force for the fair and there are a lot of familiar faces - children and adults."
Jakub Bednar, from the Czech Republic, has taught at the school for four years.
He is popular with parents, staff and pupils, but it did not stop them from lining up to give him a good splatting with wet sponges.
Asked if it was his choice to spend the day getting wet, Mr Bednar said: "I was just assigned to it! It is a lot of fun though and it is quite refreshing in this weather I suppose."
Suzanne Moynihan is a telling example of the spirit the school has fostered in its 49 year history.
Her grandsons have long left the school, but Mrs Moynihan still runs a stall every year and visits the school twice a week as a reading volunteer.
She said: "I get so much joy from the children and working with them. I enjoy encouraging them and the school is a joy to be a part of."
Money raised from the fair, organised by the Friends of Oakfield, will help fund games markings for the school's new playground.
- For more pictures pick up a copy of Friday's Royal Borough Observer