Ottery’s Summer Mini Fest is hailed a fun-filled hit

Ottery’s Summer Mini Fest was hailed a hit as a fun afternoon, attracting a large crowd.

The family fun, held on Saturday July 20 at Ottery St Mary Primary School, was to help raise funds for a new maths confidence-boosting programme to benefit all the pupils.

The Year 6 children ran several stalls for their Apprentice-style business competition.

Kerry Carr, Ottery Summer Mini Fest spokeswoman, said a circus skills area and the Whizz Kids Toys bike obstacle course had proved big hits with the children.

She thanked all who attended the popular event, and traders and local businesses for their support, donating raffle prizes and lending equipment for the day.

Kerry said: “The Ottery Summer Mini Fest was a fun afternoon with a great turn out. The sun shone for us and lots of people took advantage of the school’s outdoor swimming pool being open.

“We had three fantastic performances from Urban Flow Street Dance, Ottery Taekwondo and Taiko Tano Drummers, as well as live music from Phish Taco.

“Our woodlands teacher opened the woodlands area of the school up where people could go and toast marshmallows, cook vegetable kebabs and partake in woodlands craft.

“She had also made a beautiful reading area for our local guest author Emily Hobson-Martin, who read her book Hilda’s Forest.”

Kerry added: “We’d like to thank all the local businesses who supported us in numerous ways, from donating raffle prizes, to sponsorship, to lending us items.”

Kerry said the summer festival was held to raise money for Ottery St Mary Primary School and fund Power Maths, a programme to benefit all the children at the school.

Ottery Summer Mini Fest 2019

The family fun, held on Saturday July 20 at Ottery St Mary Primary School, was to help raise funds for a new maths confidence-boosting programme, Power Maths, to benefit all pupils.
Photo: Helen Dickason

 

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