Fun and farewells to be had at school fair

Woodlands Meed head Gill Perry is to hold her last summer fair ahead of her retirememnt later this month SUS-150307-122933001
Woodlands Meed head Gill Perry is to hold her last summer fair ahead of her retirememnt later this month SUS-150307-122933001
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Woodlands Meed Head Teacher, Gill Perry will be opening the Woodlands Meed Summer Fair on 11th July 2015.

The event marks a poignant moment for Gill as it will be her last Summer Fair as Head Teacher. The Fair will be an opportunity for past and present pupils, families and friends to say farewell to Ms Perry and wish her well for her retirement at the end of July.

Gill started her career in education over 35 years ago and has been involved in special education for the last 20 years. Woodlands Meed opened in 2012 and was the merger of local special schools Newick

House School, where Gill had been the head for the previous 15 years, and Court Meadow School.

The Friends of Woodlands Meed, the PTA group for the school have arranged a presentation for Gill by the Town Mayor, Ann Jones and the Town Crier, Neil Batsford as well as a Farewell collection and book that visitors to the fair can leave farewell messages for Gill. All former pupils and families are warmly welcomed to pop in to say farewell and enjoy the Fair.

Last year’s fair was a great afternoon of fun and this year’s is looking even better. There will be something for everyone with a wonderful BBQ and refreshments, local craft and artisan stalls, creative crafts, face painting, rides, inflatables, sensory bus, have a go at wheelchair basket ball and the ever popular ‘sponge a teacher’ along with lots more! There is also an amazing raffle with lots of prizes, the first is a £300 John Lewis voucher. Entry is free and the fair opens at 1230pm with the presentation to Ms Perry and ends at 330pm with the fantastic raffle draw.

Report and picture contributed by Anna Hull.