After months of preparation the MHS Summer Festival took place on a beautiful Friday evening in May - and what a success it was!
The Year 8 pupils had organised their own stalls and activities which included a pop-up Cake Stall, Tombola, Glitter Tattoos, Soak the Teacher, Beat the Goalie and Quoits. This was supported by the Friends' stalls which ranged from Welly Wanging to Guess the Teacher, with the backdrop of the inflatable assault course and giant slide. We had a truly amazing turn out and the Colts cricket pitch was buzzing with children, parents and teachers trying out all the activities. The Year 8’s raised an amazing £679.60, which is going towards the Year 8 leavers' gift of an Outdoor Stage.
The Fete was rounded off with an Inter-House tug of war competition led by Mr Payne-Cook, in which the parents were triumphant! The afternoon drew to a close and we enjoyed a summer evening of food, drink and music from the Ceilidh band ‘Rejigged’.
This was my last event as Chair of the Friends and I would like to thank the Committee and fellow parents for volunteering to help out throughout the day and evening. Thanks also goes to Mr Townsend and Mr George for setting up the marquees and Mr Gibbons and his catering team for their help with food and drink throughout the event. Without the support from parents and MHS these events would not be able to go ahead. Please continue to support your very hardworking Friends Committee.
Mrs Rachel Bennett, Chair, FoMHS