Whitley Bay school all set for the buzz of its annual summer fair

Crowds flocked to last year's summer fair at Marine Park First School in Whitley Bay.
Crowds flocked to last year's summer fair at Marine Park First School in Whitley Bay.

The rejuvination of Whitley Bay will be the theme of a school’s summer fair.

Crowds are expected to flock to Marine Park First School for its annual event.

Dance crew FlavaBay will be opening the fair with 13-year-old and former pupil DJ Calum Tebbutt on decks at the family event, which runs from 11am to 3pm on Saturday.

There will also be a disco dome, bouncy castle, family sumo wrestling, gift stalls, glitter nail-painting, street food, and singing by Marine Park pupils.

There are some fantastic raffle prizes up for grabs, including gifts from Whitehouse Farm, Bamburgh Castle, Sage Gateshead, Kielder Observatory, Alnwick Garden, Round the Twist, Blue Reef Aquarium, Beamish and Adventure Valley.

Organised by the school’s PTA, all profits go to providing new equipment and opportunities for pupils.

Last year’s fair raised a record-breaking £6,275 after more than 1,400 flocked through the gates.

This year’s winning design for the Summer Fair programme was by Sophia Jeffrey from Year 3, who drew a picture of celebrations around the Spanish City in response to the title: ‘Hurrah for Whitley Bay, making it better in every way’.

Stephen Easton, headteacher at Marine Park First School, said: “There is so much to celebrate in Whitley Bay at the moment – the exciting new Spanish City development right on our doorstep, new businesses opening, award-winning beaches and plastic-free campaigns. Sophia’s design sums up this year’s theme perfectly.

“We want our Summer Fayre to reflect the positivity in the town and add to the buzz that’s so prevalent at the moment. The Fayre is very much a community event so we hope lots of people come along, enjoy themselves and support the children.”

Entry is just £1 for adults and free for children.