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    My junior school always put on a great event in the summer and there was usually a special guest to open it; an actor, or singer or football player. I would help my dad with the 'banging-the-nail-in' stall, (quite what Health & Safety would make of that these days, I dread to think), but it was the 'throwing-the-sponge-at-a-teacher' stall where you queued up for ages!

    Anyone else have memories of spring and summer fétes? Especially from the 70s and 80s.

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    A few things I remember at school fetes was

    Tins and Bottles stall match a raffle ticket number and you get the prize.Usually ended up with a tin of peas or something

    Toiletries stall
    Home made cakes and biscuits stall
    Roll a penny stall

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    I don't think we ever had any at the schools I went to. I may be wrong, but I certainly can't recall any.
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    A fete worse than death at my old school

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    Quote Originally Posted by zip55 View Post
    A fete worse than death at my old school
    Groans at the pun

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    We had one in the summer at High school.There was a local estate which the school owned.It was used for sports,orienteering etc.The main buliding was used when my mum was there for school shows etc.We used to go to the dreaded Cleland every 2 weeks for sports,everyone loathed the cold showers.During the summer there was a fete,there were the usual stalls,I did one that involved a baby bath,I think.It always smelt strongly of fresh cut grass and horses,as you could get ride on a horse there.Usual stalls,tombola,white elephant,smack the teacher in the face with a wet sponge,beat the goalie etc

    At primary we had a fun day,we devised our own games and stallls and the prizes were sweets and stickers!

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    I remember the sixth form having a 'rag day' once with stalls and challenges and stuff. Does that count?
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    My junior school had a fete every year. A week or so before it, a couple of pupils would come round the classrooms asking if anyone wanted to put their name down for a 15-minute stint in the stocks on the wet sponges stall. I always volunteered for this, guess that was just the way I was wired, but I certainly wasn't alone. On the day itself, I remember going round the fete, seeing if there were any toy cars on the white elephant stall and then making my way to the Wet Sponges for my turn in the stocks.
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    We're not allowed to have homemade cakes at the school fete anymore. Health & Stupidity forbids it.
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    I don't think we ever had any at school, but I was a stalwart at the ones held at the church along the road. I loved the tombola, a prize for any number ending in a 0 or a 5. You'd always come away with a set of lavender bath salts or some old grannie's necklace, or one of those little glass ornaments discussed in the ornaments thread, but you loved them.
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