Sheffield’s Reignhead Primary School marks 25th anniversary with autumn festival

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Anniversary celebrations at a Sheffield primary were simply the business – thanks to the hard work of the school’s nine to 11-year-olds.

A group of 70 Year 5 and 6s at Reignhead Primary in Beighton were given the challenge of staging an autumn festival to mark the school’s 25th birthday.

Reignhead Primary School celebrated its 25th birthday

Reignhead Primary School celebrated its 25th birthday

Their objective was to raise £1,000 to improve outdoor play areas used at lunch and playtimes.

The event was so successful that the target was beaten by £60, raising more than twice as much as a similar project two years ago.

Y6 teacher Liz Dunn, who ran the challenge with Caroline Fairfax, said the children had successfully sought donations from local businesses and other organisations.

“They also created all sorts of things to sell from buns to artwork, which meant there was a really good selection of stalls,” she said.

“We also had a balloon launch and we invited former staff members from the last 25 years.

“Parents and grandparents all gave their support and it was a brilliant success.”