Banavie Primary Fun Night raises nearly £3,000

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Banavie Primary School’s annual fun night on Friday enjoyed some welcome sunny conditions and brought out a good sized turn out that raised nearly £3,000 for school funds.

There was a wide range of activities, with youngsters, including former pupils, enjoying themselves on everything from bouncy castles and zip wires, to archery, beat the goalie and nail painting.

Lochaber Schools Pipe Band kept the fete-goers entertained. NO F21 Banavie fun night (Lochaber schools pipe band)
Lochaber Schools Pipe Band kept the fete-goers entertained.

The school’s Parents Council told us: ‘Our recent fun night was a great success and a fabulous time was had by all.  We raised the tremendous sum of £2,860.15 which was only made possible because of the generosity of all those who contributed to and attended the event.

‘We had a lovely dry night with no midges.  The temperatures did drop towards the end but that didn’t stop the fun.

‘Tag Archery, Bodyzorbing, Bouncy Castle/Slide/Bungee Run and Zip Wire took centre stage in our playing field.

‘The P7s organised lots of great activities, with Hook a Duck, Beat the Goalie and Wet Sponge throwing all big hits. Some of the children tried their hand at digger skills, which was tucked up next to the emergency vehicles.

‘Many of the old favourites featured again this year. The hottest ticket in town proved to be the bottle stall. Face Painting as usual never stopped and was next to the popular glitter tattoos and the colourful nail bar. Lynn’s Board proved as popular as ever!

‘And no one should have gone hungry on the night as there was a huge variety of goodies for sale – with burgers and hot dogs, tea and coffee, juice and crisps, homebaking and the chocolate fountain all catering for the crowds.

‘We were entertained on the evening by Lochaber High School Pipe Band and it was lovely seeing so many young and old tapping their feet and dancing.

‘The Ambulance Service, Coastguard, Ferguson Transport, Fire Brigade and Police were all present.  It’s great seeing these vehicles at our event and the school appreciates their support in attending.’

There was fun to be had on the archery range. Picture: Abrightside Photography. NO F21 Banavie fun night archery
There was fun to be had on the archery range. Photograph: Abrightside Photography.

And the parent council praised the contribution and hard work put into the event by the soon to be departing and high school-bound P7 class.

‘Where would we be without the help we get from the P7 pupils?  The raffle again played a central role in the fundraising this year.  A tremendous effort on their part as it was the P7 class which approached many companies and secured a wide range of fabulous prizes.  But that wasn’t the end of it.

‘They set up many of the stalls on the day, designed and displayed posters around the school and ran a huge variety of stalls themselves.  Thank you notes have also been distributed thanks to these guys.  A tremendous achievement.

‘We would like to say a huge thank you to everyone in making our Fun Night such a success.  We are aware that parents contribute enormously to this evening by selling/buying raffle tickets, donating to the bottle/home baking and raffle stalls, helping on the night and of course attending with children, family and friends.

‘Your support is very much appreciated.  All monies raised directly supports the children within the school throughout the year.

‘Last but not least, the stars of the show are the children themselves.  It’s great that you return on the night, take part and have fun.  That’s what makes it Fun Night!’

Kyle MacLeod clearly enjoying himself on a digger provided by Scot Vance Contractors. Picture: Abrightside Photography. NO F21 Banavie fun night digger
Kyle MacLeod clearly enjoying himself on a digger provided by Scot Vance Contractors. Photograph: Abrightside Photography.
Holly and Jack who were making keyrings to raise money. NO F21 Banavie fun night keyrings
Holly and Jack who were making keyrings to raise money.

 

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Abacus Mountain Guides set up a zip wire again this year. Picture: Abrightside Photography.

NO F21 Banavie fun night zip wire