HEAVY downpours did little to dampen the spirits of the hundreds that turned out for Winsley Primary School's annual summer fete on Saturday.

In the region of £3,000 was raised towards the school's projects, coincidentally a record amount, from the popular fete which was organised by the Winsley School Community Association WiSCA.

Attendees were treated to handling reptiles, an inflatable assault course, live music, morris dancers, cafes, games and stalls among other activities from 12.30-3pm.

Headteacher Becky Wilson said: "It was a really successful day and despite the inclement weather, it did not put anyone off, everyone smiled through it all.

"We are looking at record breaking profits which is great. There was a cracking atmosphere and everyone seemed to really enjoy themselves.

"The PTA team planned everything so well and the teachers were a big help - they are both a huge credit to the school."

Mrs Wilson said the funds will go towards resurfacing the school's path that runs around the school field.

"It was a brilliant day and a brilliant turnout, with a lot of people from the village and school," said WiSCA's co-chairman Kate Sparrowhawk.

"We were really pleased with the footfall as the weather forecast was pretty dire. We only had the traditional cafe indoors, everything else was outdoors - it was a lovely occasion."

Some of the other activities in offer included crockery smashing, a tombola, face painting and competitions for all of the family.

John Laver, who was one of the 10 dancers from the Bathampton Morris Men group, said: "I have been doing this for around 22 years and we all really enjoyed ourselves, it was a real pleasure.

"The onlookers responded really well to us. We love the interaction of performing and we would love to come back again next year."