Students recreate the thrills and spills of the funfair

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CHILDREN at Brackley CofE Junior School have been showing off their creative talents during their ‘Thrills and Spills at the Fairground’ exhibition.

The school hall was transformed into a dazzling fairground experience with free popcorn given out to visitors on arrival and fairground music to enhance the atmosphere.

Over the last three weeks the whole school has worked to produce; paintings and chalk pictures of the ‘Fairground at Night’, 3D models of helter-skelters and other fairground rides, newspaper articles and biographies sharing the history of the fairground, computer programmes exploring the lighting mechanics of fairground ride, and descriptive poetry.

Parents and special guests including the Brackley Mayor Chris Blunden and clients from the Livability charity were entertained by the children singing a theatrical fairground song.

Lou Stevens from Livability, which is based in in Brackley and provides opportunities for adults with learning difficulties, said: “We have thoroughly enjoyed ourselves, the art work is amazing. You can feel the nature of the school. They are producing confident youngsters.”

Headteacher Loretta Boreham said she was proud of the hard work and effort put in by the children and staff to make the exhibition possible and especially the maturity of Year 5 children who organised the event and showed visitors around.

Mrs Boreham added: “It was a memorable experience for all involved and all those who attended.”