Downlands Summer Fayre success

June 27, 2017

The annual Downlands Summer Fayre became a focal point for the local community on Saturday afternoon.

Despite the best efforts of the weather to dampen spirits the event was a resounding success.

The Burgess Hill Runners Fun Run recorded over 300 participants – sprinting, running, jogging, puffing, panting around the school fields and Butchers Wood – an event for both young and old.

The Downlands School Association did wonders to create the perfect Saturday afternoon; the amazing Maths and Science Departments ran a superb BBQ with delicious burgers and hot dogs – selling like hot cakes!

The superb generosity of the Downlands families meant that the DSA were able to run a plant stall, a bottle tombola, a toiletries tombola and a deliciously tempting cake stall. Not only did Downlands students keep our very own ‘Glastonbury’ stage going with a fantastic musical offering but students were also busy helping to raise money for the school – running stalls like Alien Wipeout, Nerf Gun a Duck, Drop a Penny and Wild Water Warriors.

Well done to the Student Global Ambassadors who were raising awareness of Child Labour and collecting signatures for a petition in readiness for this week’s Child Labour Awareness Week.

Geography teacher, Matt Smith and Intervention Manager, Neil Barton were terrific sports and much to the delight of colleagues and students, went in the stocks – a very sodden Mr Smith sportingly said “It is all good – all for a good cause!” as he wiped himself down with a towel!

Thank you to everyone who came along and made the event so successful.