Making a bit of noise at school fete


KIDS got to blast out sirens from a police van and an ambulance at a school fete that raised more than £500 for new play equipment.

There were stalls, games, a bouncy castle and a replica of Del Boy’s famous van from Only Fools and Horses at Common Road Infant and Nursery School on Tuesday, July 3.

And there to help out were paramedics from the local ambulance team and officers from the South East neighbourhood police team (NPT), who let the children explore their vans and ambulances.

Julie Littlewood, learning mentor at the school and organiser of the event, said: “With the current budget struggles we don’t have a great deal of money for playground equipment, so I wanted to organise this fete to raise a bit of money.

“We raised about £570 _ it was a fantastic event and a really lovely afternoon.”

PC Gemma Marshall also helped to organise the event.

She also held a question and answer session for the pupils about her job as a police officer.

Mrs Littlewood thanked the police, ambulance team and parents for their support on the day and donations, and Chris’s Castles who supplied the bouncy castle.