Saturday saw the return of our popular Welcome Home Hawford festival. The event was the first time we have been able to get the whole Hawford community together in almost 18 months. It was wonderful to see so many families enjoying the afternoon sunshine on the bottom fields. We estimate that around 250 people joined us which is truly remarkable and helped us raise £800.
There were a range of activities set out on the bottom fields including an inflatable slide, a bouncy castle, skittles, football, croquet and face painting. Many children opted to take to the water in a katakanu – demonstrating to their parents their superb paddling skills! The school tipi was converted into a silent disco and it was great to see children, parents and a few staff members throwing some shapes on the dance floor!
Our pizza oven was put to the test with over 47 pizzas cooked over the course of the afternoon. Special thanks to Mrs Phillips and the team for manning the oven and putting up with the heat! We have it on good authority that the pizzas were the tastiest yet!
No festival is complete without music and we were honoured to welcome Miss Howland back to King’s Hawford for a very special performance. Her upbeat songs providing the perfect soundtrack to the afternoon’s festivities. Her set was rounded off with some Hawford favourites including Sweet Caroline which saw some impromptu guest slots from pupils.
Events like these really prove what a wonderful school community we have here at King’s Hawford!