Community event offers entertainment for all ages

Bourne Primary School. The Big Sing. June 11th 2012 E24042N
Bourne Primary School. The Big Sing. June 11th 2012 E24042N

MUMS AND dads went back to school as part of a family fun week at Bourne Primary.

The Melbourne Road school encouraged parents to join their children during a string of workshops before closing early on Friday for a free community fun day.

Friends and family joined a healthy number of locals at the event, with clowns, a bouncy castle and a host of games among the entertainment.

Organiser Claire Haynes said it capped a perfect week at the school, which also included youngsters being treated to trips to London to visit the Science Museum and a stack of other exciting activities.

She said, “It was a really lovely community event. We had a lot of people come along and everyone gave up their time for free. I think the parents enjoyed it as much as the children. Every child had someone come in with them and they really got involved. It was all about helping parents spend good quality time with their children and it went really well.”

The week had started with a sing song, with a choir made up of every single pupil being joined by parents, head teacher David Swales and even Councillor Mike Thompson, the mayor of Eastbourne.

It was the latest in a string of themed weeks at the Bourne.

This week pupils are taking part in five days of Olympic based lessons – including trying out a variety of new sports.