Community News: Roman Way Academy – All the fun at the fair…

Community News: Roman Way Academy – All the fun at the fair…

A fun packed rip roaring afternoon, where you could meet up with an exotic Bearded Dragon, or a smooth, slitherly snake and a gaggle of geese was enjoyed by dozens of pupils, their parents and staff of the Royston Roman Way Academy earlier this month. Raising over £2,000 towards a new outdoor classroom, the Summer Fair, which was sponsored by the local branch of estate agents, Wellington Wise, witnessed the crowds taking advantage of the idyllic warm and sunny conditions. They engaged their skills on a range of traditional fairground stalls, which included the still very popular coconut shy and the more modern inflatable fun, and a kaleidoscope of other pleasurable activities.

The local fire brigade called in and P.C. Tom Woolard from the Royston Force demonstrated the Station’s Quad Bike. There were stalls selling delicious homemade cakes, and raffles for large hampers of beer and wines.

A spokesperson for the Academy delightedly stated that “Our Summer Fair was a huge success,  and the children had a fantastic time. However, it wouldn’t have been possible without the incredibly generous sponsorship by local estate agent, Wellington Wise. It really meant a lot to us and the whole school community. The amount raised is contributing to a gorgeous new outdoor classroom space. We are now looking forward to next year”.

Jess Parker, the Sales Negotiator for the Royston Office of Wellington Wise, happily exclaimed “It is an absolute privilege to have been asked to provide sponsorship to the Roman Way Academy. Our assistant branch manager, Darren Honey attended the school during the 1980s when it was called Roman Way School and added, “I remember it being a lot larger then”.

Jess continued by saying “As a company we are delighted that we could help the community. We hope the children enjoy their outdoor classroom, and we look forward to assisting with their Summer Fairs for years to come.”

Article & Photography Clive Porter