East Budleigh primary school celebrates 150 years

DRAKE'S Primary School is this week celebrating its 150th birthday by holding its annual May fayre at East Budleigh village hall on bank holiday Monday.

DRAKE'S Primary School is this week celebrating its 150th birthday by holding its annual May fayre at East Budleigh village hall on bank holiday Monday.

The event kicks off at 1.45pm from East Budleigh garage with the May queen parade.

All proceeds from the May fayre will go towards refurbishing the primary school's reference library, which is the current PTFA fundraising project.

Sarah Timms, chairperson of Drake's School PTFA, said: "Our target is �4000, we already have �2,500 raised from previous events and hope the May fayre will really boost our total."


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Drake's School headteacher Carron Saunders said: "It's is lovely that the library will have some new non-fiction books in the near future. The librarians are very excited."

As well as the May queen crowning, there will also be a display of country dancing.

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There will be a host of stalls and games, including traditional games such as a duck race, hoopla and coconut shy.

Drake's school spokeswoman Katie Lee said: "Of course no May fayre would be complete without Maypole dancing.

"The children have been practising their routines for weeks, to make sure they don't put a foot out of place.

"When the children have finished dazzling you with their dancing, the May fayre games begin. There will be lots to keep young and old entertained."

There will also be a raffle with a host of prizes up for grabs donated by local businesses and attractions.

Refreshments will be available and visitors are invited to take a picnic.

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