All the fun of the fair

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THERE were some special guests to greet the pupils of Lansbury Bridge at the school’s summer fair.

In attendance were Saints mascot Boots, alongside former player and recent recipient of the British Empire Medal Kel Coslett and Gordon Pennington, of Saints Community Development Foundation.

The school, which caters for special needs children aged between three and 16, held the event, organised by the Lansbury Make It Happen charity.

The organisation, set up by the PTA of Lansbury Bridge School, helps to fund equipment and facilities for the school and around £600 was raised on the day.

A variety of activities were held, including face painting, football skills, Pick A Card, bottle tombola and a toy stall with refreshments, including some made by the children.

Meanwhile, the school has also seen the creation of a special sensory environment for its pupils to enjoy.

The garden became a reality with help from Gardman, who donated £500 worth of garden and wild bird care products to go towards the project.

Libby Wood, the curriculum enrichment co-ordinator at the school, said: “The lovely new equipment is a fantastic addition and since it arrived, our children have become incredibly motivated to make sure our gardening plot is the very best it can be.

“Our sensory garden looks amazing with the addition of spinning flower border stakes and stunning bird feeders. With these new additions, the children are really engaging with this area.”

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