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‘Damp but enjoyable’ day for all at Rolleston Community day

By Burton Mail  |  Posted: June 09, 2014

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‘VERY damp, but very enjoyable’ was the way the head teacher at John of Rolleston Primary School described the recent community day.

Rain certainly failed to stop play at the event on Saturday, which brought together children, parents and staff at the school with members of the wider community.

Some of the planned activities had to move indoors, but between the downpours, there was plenty of time to enjoy the fun things which were on offer.

Head teacher Ian Bateman said: “A lot of the community still came out to support us. It was very wet, but it was a good turn out.

“I think it’s vital that we invite the community in to take part in these events.”

Among activities for children, there were stalls run by local residents and organisations telling people about what was happening in the village, and groups including Tutbury Band and Mickleover Gymnastics were on hand to keep people amused.

Children at the school had chance to take part in a talent show, which allowed them to show their skills to parents and visitors alike.

There was also a traditional Punch and Judy show, a football tournament kick off, a bucking bronco and numerous other activities.

The event was opened by Burton MP Andrew Griffiths, and attended by Burton Albion mascot Billy Brewer.

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