Bradford school association’s tenth annual fair offers talent, advice and prizes (From Wiltshire Times)
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Bradford school association’s tenth annual fair offers talent, advice and prizes
10:00am Saturday 5th October 2013 in News
TWO thousand people descended on Bradford on Avon for the tenth annual St Laurence Street Party on Saturday.
Parents, schoolchildren and organisations organised stalls in Church Street, which was closed to traffic, and pupils took to two stages to show the town their musical talents.
People from the new 20’s Plenty campaign spread the word about their hope to bring a 20mph speed limit to the town and Bradford on Avon Preservation Trust set up a demonstration behind their stall, showing people how to repoint a wall.
Caron Staddon, on the candy floss stall, raising money for Christ Church Primary School, said: “I haven’t stopped making candy floss since 11.30am. There has been a lot of preparation. It has got busier and busier throughout the day.” Raffle prizes included a ride around the Moulton Bicycle Company grounds on a Moulton bike, tickets for a Bath Rugby game, designer sunglasses and tickets for the Theatre Royal in Bath. St Laurence School chairman of governors Ed Moxon said: “It started quiet, but people started to turn up as the weather held out. It has a strong following, but this is the busiest I have ever seen it.”
The annual event is organised by St Laurence School Association and this year’s profit will go towards paying for a new canopy for the restaurant.
Charlie Potter, of Bridge Street – who brings daughter Jessie, five, every year – said: “I think it is a good reflection of the school, as all the students are polite. They clearly care about their school, because there are so many of them here.”
St Laurence students Ellie Moxly, 18, of Woolley Street, and Michael Francis, 18, of Winsley, were among those shaking collection buckets to raise money.
Michael said: “It really benefits the school and we have seen how the money has been used for several projects over the years.”
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