Buzz at school fun day

Family fun day at Simonside Primary School
Family fun day at Simonside Primary School

There was plenty of buzz surrounding a South Tyneside school fun day - and it wasn’t just coming from the bees.

Pupils at Simonside Primary School in Jarrow held their annual fun day and raised more than £900.

Family fun day at Simonside Primary School

Family fun day at Simonside Primary School

Youngsters got up to all sorts, from dousing each other with water in the stocks to having fun on the bouncy castle.

They also discovered the joys of bee-keeping thanks to a visit from South Tyneside Youth Action Volunteers’ project ‘Bee Friends’.

Harriet Bland, headteacher at the Glasgow Road school, said: “Everyone had such a wonderful time. Our children and their families, along with the community, were all involved.

“So far we’ve raised £900, but there’s still some money to be counted.

“The funday was a great success!” Harriet Bland

Harriet Bland, headteacher

“This will be used for all of the extras, like treats on trips and sports days, which the usual funding doesn’t cater for.

“Everyone enjoyed learning about the bees and we also had the chance to sample their honey.

“We’re now considering getting some hives of our own and looking into whether that would be possible.”

Jarrow School also sent along its steel band to provide musical entertainment throughout the afternoon.

Family fun day at Simonside Primary School

Family fun day at Simonside Primary School

Mrs Bland added: “The fun day was a great success and the water stocks were very popular, with both the children and the adults getting involved.”

Family fun day at Simonside Primary School

Family fun day at Simonside Primary School

Family fun day at Simonside Primary School

Family fun day at Simonside Primary School