Going down pan for fair

Benton Dene School in Longbenton holding a summer fair.  Kate and Emily Rooney practice 'Roll down the Hole', the stall they are holding with Super Mario watching on.
Benton Dene School in Longbenton holding a summer fair. Kate and Emily Rooney practice 'Roll down the Hole', the stall they are holding with Super Mario watching on.
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ENTERPRISING pupils tried to make the most out of £20 as they celebrated their school’s first anniversary.

Classes at the Benton Dene Schools campus in Longbenton were given the money to create a stall at the summer fair, with the aim being to make as much profit as possible.

One group of youngsters transformed an old toilet into a target, with competitors aiming to win prizes by getting as many toilet rolls as possible down the pan.

The fair, held last weekend, included stalls, funfair rides, games, competitions and a raffle.

The campus, a replacement for the former Goathland and Glebe primaries, is made up of Benton Dene Primary, a mainstream primary, and Benton Dene School, for children with moderate learning difficulties and autism spectrum disorders.

Benton Dene Primary headteacher Jill Forster said: “We have come such a long way over the last year.

“Pupils from both schools have integrated extremely well, and the summer fair was a real celebration of all that we’ve achieved.”