Newick Primary School held a summer party to raise funds for the school and to celebrate the community it belongs to.
More than £2,500 was raised on the night and this will help pay for a replacement main school hall projector.
The party was opened by Sky News reader Adam Boulton who lives in the village. He highlighted the importance of supporting the school at a time of Government cuts to school budgets.
Newick Primary School, which is rated ‘outstanding’ by Ofsted, is led by Sophie Thomas, who is a National Leader of Education and also leader of Newick Teaching School, working with strategic partners including Chailey Secondary School, and other primary schools in East Sussex.
The party was organised by the Friends of Newick Parent/Carer and Teacher Association who raise funds throughout the year. Christmas and summer fairs generate much of the money to support teaching and learning resources across the school.
The party was also supported by Piers Morgan and local businesses. Prizes for a silent auction included a signed 1st XI Men’s Team Shirt from The Albion. There were also prizes from Bluebell Vineyard, Uckfield Chiropractic and others.
Read more about Newick Primary School on their website here.