Bodicote pupils get busy at fete to raise awareness about Africa

Year Three  pupils created various African landscapes using charcoal. NNL-150624-145152001
Year Three pupils created various African landscapes using charcoal. NNL-150624-145152001

Despite the wet weather on Saturday, a village school and church fete was a resounding success.

The event at Bishop Loveday CoE Primary School in Bodicote saw all pupils take part in an enterprise project to help raise awareness of Africa and its culture.

Year Six pupils enjoyed doing face paints throughout the day. NNL-150624-145130001

Year Six pupils enjoyed doing face paints throughout the day. NNL-150624-145130001

They also put their business skills to the test by selling various crafts they had made, such as jewellery, flower pots and bracelets, and headteacher Jane Ridley said she is proud at the way the children took on the idea.

She said: “The whole day was fabulous. We had a wet plan to bring bits indoors as it was raining at 9am but it didn’t seem to deter people. We had a barbecue outside and drinks with the Year Six pupils doing facepainting as well.

“We were also able to have a whole school African dance but it was brilliant as so many parents came to the school and children were selling the items they have made. It was really good to see them getting involved.”

A final total from the day has not been confirmed, but proceeds from the event will go to both the school and St John’s Church in the village.

Year Two pupils at Bishop Loveday CoE Primary School get busy creating plant pots to raise awareness of Africa and its culture. NNL-150624-145229001

Year Two pupils at Bishop Loveday CoE Primary School get busy creating plant pots to raise awareness of Africa and its culture. NNL-150624-145229001

A share from the school’s proceeds will go to The Helderberg Sports Academy Charity and Emyezweni School in South Africa.

The wet weather failed to stop the parents and children queuing up for the barbecue. NNL-150624-145241001

The wet weather failed to stop the parents and children queuing up for the barbecue. NNL-150624-145241001

There was a patch of dry weather for the whole school to take part in a Africa dance routine. NNL-150624-145216001

There was a patch of dry weather for the whole school to take part in a Africa dance routine. NNL-150624-145216001