Page 2 of 3 FirstFirst 123 LastLast
Results 11 to 20 of 22

Thread: The School Féte

  1. #11
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Posts
    386

    Default Re: The School Féte

    There was a tradition every year in my junior school in which a 'rose queen' was elected (from what I remember, it was always ome afro-carribean girl) and would be 'crowned' on the day of the school fete (Don't remember her having any special status (like the proberbial USA high school quarterback/ team captain/head cheeleader) and would be forced (probably against her own free will) to be part of The Stretford Pageant every summer.
    WELCOME TO HELL!!!

  2. #12
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Posts
    1,952

    Default Re: The School Féte

    Quote Originally Posted by Marine Boy View Post
    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.

    We only ever had one - I recall in Primary and it was either Year 5 or 6 (in new Currency) and we all got promised (an by coincidence we was booked on a trip to the National Railway Museum in Yor - before it became really famous), but back to what i was saying at this Autumn fate we was all promised to help give food parcels out the an old persons complex nearly next door (and that we'd all gottan a chance) and as a kid who loved caring and doing (or wanting to do Children In Need things) I never got that chance just as is the abiding memory of being too ill at a similar time of that year for the NRM Trip!!

    80sChav

  3. #13
    Join Date
    Oct 2017
    Location
    Nottingham, UK
    Posts
    2,014

    Default Re: The School Féte

    I was thinking whether the School fête was the same thing as the jumble sale that we had and all that - there was something during our last week at Junior school (the end of Year 6 as it would have been know by) where we threw sponges at a teacher, and so that could have been our school fête for that year.
    I am now in my 40s (just in case anyone asks).

  4. #14
    Join Date
    Sep 2014
    Location
    UK
    Posts
    2,218

    Default Re: The School Féte

    I was in Infants or Junior School when our fête was opened by the actor Edward Woodward!
    Time flies like the wind, fruit flies like bananas - go figure!

  5. #15
    Join Date
    Oct 2017
    Location
    Nottingham, UK
    Posts
    2,014

    Default Re: The School Féte

    You should have had him for Maths lessons as an equalizer.

    (Sorry...)
    I am now in my 40s (just in case anyone asks).

  6. #16

    Default Re: The School Féte

    Quote Originally Posted by zabadak View Post
    I was in Infants or Junior School when our fête was opened by the actor Edward Woodward!

    That's what I Callan exciting day.

  7. #17
    Join Date
    Oct 2017
    Location
    Nottingham, UK
    Posts
    2,014

    Default Re: The School Féte

    I suppose that the closest we get to an actor was a Drama teacher.
    I am now in my 40s (just in case anyone asks).

  8. #18
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    Brisbane
    Posts
    829

    Default Re: The School Féte

    I seem to remember one of our school fetes being opened by Tom Baker in the 70s, in his Dr Who heyday.

    I loved school fetes, the lucky dip, tombolla, and games. Xmas was great as they also had a big toy stall on year where I saw a 12" Cylon figure (from Battlestar Galactica) and my parents got it for me at xmas.

  9. #19
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Location
    Hackney, London
    Posts
    258

    Default Re: The School Féte

    The fete at my primary school was apparently opened by Mr Blobby (the furry version), although I got there too late to see him.

  10. #20
    Join Date
    Sep 2014
    Location
    UK
    Posts
    2,218

    Default Re: The School Féte

    Quote Originally Posted by zabadak View Post
    I was in Infants or Junior School when our fête was opened by the actor Edward Woodward!
    Doh!
    Time flies like the wind, fruit flies like bananas - go figure!

Similar Threads

  1. School songs!
    By karenbrown18 in forum School days
    Replies: 42
    Last Post: 15-02-2019, 12:52
  2. Last day at school
    By vanhelsing in forum School days
    Replies: 56
    Last Post: 02-03-2018, 13:32
  3. Fun School
    By remember in forum School days
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 21-10-2017, 20:04
  4. Infant school in the 70s....
    By Mulletino in forum School days
    Replies: 53
    Last Post: 10-06-2016, 19:12
  5. haunted school
    By magneticfly in forum School days
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 11-11-2009, 00:05

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •