Gallery: Community out in force for Wickham Market Primary School Summer Extravaganza
Crowds flocked to enjoy a variety of entertainment at a community showcase.
The first Wickham Market Primary School Summer Extravaganza was held over the weekend. The aim was to bring the community together for a day of celebrations – and organisers were not disappointed.
Among the events were performances by the schoolchildren, a tug of war, belly dancing and displays by Woodbridge Rugby Club, Hollesley Judo Club and a Kuk Sool Won demonstration
Wickham Market WI ran a popular tea tent, while an ice cream, candyfloss and popcorn area kept the children happy. Youngsters also enjoyed a “mega slide”, bouncy castle, storytelling, face painting courtesy of Easton Preschool and traditional games such as coconut shies and hoopla.
A number of local organisations also joined in the fun, including the library, Boys’ Brigade, Wickham Market Carers Group, church, Brownies, bowls club, football club and Wickham Market “Town Team”.
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Former speedway world champion and now director of Ipswich Witches Chris Louis opened the event, which also featured vehicle displays including minis, speedway bikes - complete with international riders, a vintage fire engine, police car and tractor.
Master thatcher Roger Chilvers, from Pettistree, gave a demonstration, while primary school pupil Leo Carr rode his unicycle and walked on a low rope, with fellow student Joe Davies holding a robot workshop.
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The prize draw had more than 40 prizes and organisers would like to thank all those who supported the day.
Proceeds will go to the primary school, with a donation to the Dame Vera Lynn Trust for Parents in Ipswich.