The last day of half-term was a glorious, sunny celebration at the Junior School garden party.

The girls had been preparing well in advance, practicing their Maypole dance moves and songs, and working hard on all of their competition entries from photographs and paintings to cakes ans samosas; there really was a variety of things on show.

On the day itself, the sun shone warmly and the guests flooded in. There was a delicious array of edible creations to be judged, and we were very lucky and privileged to have special guests to judge the cakes, Victoria sponges and ‘non British’ sundries. Our judges were from the Masala Junction Indian restaurant, and the Bakehouse, both in Sherwood and both very popular and well known. It was tough work, but somebody had to do it!

There were so many other amazing things to be judged – edible necklaces, fruit & veg animals, flower arrangements in footwear, gardens in shoeboxes as well as handwriting and pictures, all of an incredibly high standard.

The garden party got under way with a ‘waggy tail’ contest as parents brought along the family pet pooches who paraded around the field and wagged their tails joyously. It was such a sight and the girls loved it and cheered on their favourites before first, second and third prizes were awarded.

Refreshments were enjoyed as everybody was entertained by the Maypole dancing and a few songs from Mr Rolfe and the girls. It really was a fantastic afternoon and a brilliant way to end another busy half-term at school before taking a well earned break.