Thank you for an amazing Summer Fair!

June 28th, 2015

On Saturday, we held our Roseberry Academy Friends and Teachers (RAFT) Summer Fair and it was nothing short of amazing!
As well as getting caught up in the carnival atmosphere (and the stocks!) I was overwhelmed by the sense of family in our school. RAFT not only managed to create the best Summer Fair ever, aiming for a high quality event and achieving it, but they created an amazing feeling of unity. This was felt on two levels for me. There was the unity of adults and children from our school community working together as friends (the atmosphere and spirit were amazing), followed by the wider community being actively welcomed into Roseberry. There was the clear message of ‘if you’re in our village, you’re an important part of our school’.

The money raised is always, obviously, a really important part of the fair but for me there was something very special happening yesterday. Being there wasn’t a chore – it was a celebration of all that we stand for – a celebration of our school family. I felt so proud to be a part of it and so very proud of the adults that worked so hard to make it possible, including Claire Davis and Sara Papworth who planned and coordinated the event so successfully (kindly assisted by Claire’s sister). You really are amazing, RAFT, and I am so grateful for all that you do for our children and the support you give to me. Thank you – you’re amazing!