School’s fun day set to become annual event

Arbroath Gymnastics club
Arbroath Gymnastics club

This year’s Hayshead Primary School fun day has been heralded as “bigger and better” than last year’s.

The event on Saturday was organised by Hayshead Primary School Parent Council to raise money for the school and its projects.

Charley Burnett (left) and Gracie Duff with characters from Paw Patrol.

Charley Burnett (left) and Gracie Duff with characters from Paw Patrol.

Allison Douglas, chairwoman of the parent council, said the event has raised approximately £2000, which is around £500 more than year. The total from Saturday’s fun day is still to be finalised.

Allison said: “Last year was our first year and this was our second and it was bigger and definitely better. This year we had a lot more on which was off the back of last year’s success. We also have new members on the council with fresh ideas and contacts.

“We had more people attending, there was so much going on to keep them there and keep them entertained. That’s the feedback we’ve had. Some people were there all day.

“The headteacher wants to make it an annual event. It’s a great way of welcoming new parents and pupils to the school, which is why we do it in September.

Arbroath Rugby club demonstration

Arbroath Rugby club demonstration

“It was a roaring success for us. We’ll see everyone again next year.”

There were demonstrations and performances from Arbroath Gymnastics Club, Arbroath Rugby Rhinos, Dance Mania, Arbroath Pipe Band and mascots from TV animation series PAW Patrol, as well as a bouncy castle and indoor and outdoor stalls.

Arbroath Pipe Band

Arbroath Pipe Band

Hayshead fun day

Hayshead fun day

Max Willox (left) and Mackenzie Worthington try out the piping ad drumming.

Max Willox (left) and Mackenzie Worthington try out the piping ad drumming.