A SCHOOL’S first ever fund-raising fun day has raised more than £1,500.
Great Heath Primary School, in Mildenhall, hosted 300 visitors as part of its ongoing effort to raise funds for new play equipment for pupils.
The crowds were treated to a range of activities and attractions, including face painting, barbecue, bric-a-brac stalls and a visit from Pleasurewood Hills’ mascot, Woody Bear.
Woody arrived on a fire engine which stayed for the day alongside an ambulance and police car.
Hilary Burlinson, who helped to organise the day as part of the Friends of Great Heath School (Frogs) group, said the day had been a great success.
“We had good weather, everyone had fun and it was a very good turnout,” she said.
The money will go towards building an activity playground at College Heath School in readiness for the Great Heath pupils moving as part of the 2012 school organisation review.
Ms Burlinson said the Frogs group would continue trying to raise funds throughout this year and next in order to pay for new equipment.