HUNDREDS poured into Castle Mead Primary School on Saturday for its summer fair which went onto raise £1,700.

From midday-3pm, parents and children descended upon the Trowbridge School for the event that included singing, assault courses, bouncy castles, raffles, face painting, food and drink stalls and much more.

Claire Sillito, along with three other parents from the PTA, have been working hard since July to put this postponed event on and despite all the organising efforts, she said it was well worth the wait.

"It went superbly well. The weather was surprisingly good, there was a real buzz about the place and to raise all that money for the school is something to be proud of, especially as we are a small organising group," she said.

"There was a wonderful mix of things to do, from Active Trowbridge putting on their fun activities, to parent Gavin Lazarus singing his heart out for us all and even yoga, so everyone was kept busy.

"We received lots of lovely and appreciative feedback which was nice. We were going to have it in the summer but the school expansion work was not completed so we had to reschedule it all but it paid off. Now we have to get ready for the Christmas one."

For much of this year, building work to expand the school has been taking place. When all is said and done next month, the school will be able to fit 420 pupils there, including seven more classrooms, a nursery and two resource bases.

Business manager Mel Jacob said: "We had hoped that we could have done the summer fair with the completely finished school but it is not quite ready. It did not detract from the day itself, which was a fantastic day out.

"We have a fantastic group of volunteers that organise these events and for that we are extremely grateful. If we can get more parents involved that would be great.

"The expansion work is looking great. We are using three classrooms and hopefully we can use all of it by the end of half term. It is a very exciting time for us all."