Gallery: Community out in force for Wickham Market Primary School Summer Extravaganza

Crowds flocked to the Wickham Market Primary School Summer Extravaganza on Saturday, June 15.

Crowds flocked to the Wickham Market Primary School Summer Extravaganza on Saturday, June 15.

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”.

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.