FUN and festivities were had at school as the Christmas season got into full swing.
Pupils, parents and teachers pulled together to put on a fair at Rowsley Primary which helped raise more than £600, cash which will be ploughed back into projects to improve the school.
Organised by the Friends of Rowsley School, it was held in the local village hall.
As well as the usual Christmas gift stalls and attractions, including a visit by Santa Claus, youngsters came up with a series of games to help pull in the pounds, including guess the circumference of the cake they had baked, guess the location of Santa, a water and wine stall, a large prize draw, a chocolate tombola and even a human fruit machine.
Headteacher Rosey Andrassy said: “It was well attended and it went very well.”
The money will now be used to help make improvements around the school, including some of the Friends’ fundraising projects, which includes helping to bring in new books to the school’s library, school trips out and a continuing campaign to provide book bags for all of the pupils.