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All the fun of the fair as Monkseaton school marks its centenary

Children enjoyed themselves at Woodlawn School's Centenary Summer Fair.
Children enjoyed themselves at Woodlawn School's Centenary Summer Fair.

Hundreds of people joined in the fun of the fair as a school marked its 100th anniversary.

Woodlawn School, in West Monkseaton, held its Centenary Summer Fair as part of a range of activities this summer marking the special milestone.

Staff and volunteers marked the day by dressing in period costume.

There was a host of stalls including a posh tombola, bottle lotto, chocolate tombola, a silent auction, and raffle.

And to keep visitors entertained, games included Guess The Weight of The Cake, Guess the Number of Sweeties in a Jar and Guess Teddy’s Name.

Craft enthusiasts were treated to stalls selling jewellery, bits ‘n’ bobs, Paula’s Pots & Posies, Handmade Toys & Accessories by Anne Longstaff and more.

Food and refreshments included hotdogs, beverages, ice-cream, cakes and cream teas.

Overall, the school raised £1,787 towards its mini-bus appeal.

Woodlawn, in Drumoyne Gardens, is a school for children aged two to 19 with physical, medical and sensory needs. Children attend from North Tyneside, Newcastle and Northumberland.

Headteacher Gill Wilson said: “It was fabulous to see as many people as we did from the wider community to celebrate our hundredth birthday.

“Many thanks to our many supporters for the generous donations we received.”

Woodlawn Parents & Friends Association organised the event with support from businesses including Alnwick Gardens, Beamish Museum, Café 129, Debenhams, Happy Planet, Moorhouse Farm, and Tynemouth MP Alan Campbell.