MORE than 800 people enjoyed a day of fun at Sherfield School on Saturday.

The family fun day hosted on the school’s grounds was organised by parent group, Friends of Sherfield (FoS), in a bid to raise money for this year’s chosen FoS charity, Muffin’s Dream Foundation.

Based in Basingstoke, Muffin’s Dream is dedicated to helping families who have a child or young adult with a disability or illness.

The event featured a Victorian fun fair, a roller disco, donkey rides and a rodeo challenge, alongside a string of performances on the school’s outdoor stage.

Guests were treated to music and dance from pupils and from one of Sherfield’s partner schools, the Lisa Jane School of Dance.

Sherfield’s art department played its part, overseeing a mask-making competition, masterclasses in ceramics, life drawing and wire sculpture.

Chair of the FoS, Rachel Hanvey Meyer said: “It was a really super day.

“We were fortunate to have glorious sunshine, which I’m sure encouraged more people to come along. It’s always a pleasure to raise money for a local charity and we’re already thinking about next year’s event.”

Sherfield headteacher Nick Fisher added: “All successful schools have a strong partnership with the home.

“At Sherfield this is reinforced by the Friends of Sherfield, who did a superb job of organising the family fun day, working like soldier ants by placing adverts in local papers, putting posters up in local shops and sourcing sponsorship.”

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