Summer Fête

Our fabulous Friends of Elstree Committee organised a cracking Summer Fête on Saturday. After a very enjoyable Summer Concert in the marquee, everyone headed to Yard where there were plenty of Summer Fête activities on offer.  There was welly wanging, bottle hoopla, a surf simulator, a huge climbing wall, a giant inflatable slide, crazy croquet and of course, the old favourite – throwing sponges at the teachers in the stocks!  Meanwhile our younger visitors also enjoyed hook a duck, face painting, and guess the lego.  

Inaugural Table Tennis Tournament

The semi finals and then the final of the inaugural Elstree Table Tennis Tournament, (which was organised by a Year 8 boy) took place in front of a mesmerised audience in the McMullen Hall.  Many congratulations to our winners.  Charles was the winner of the Year 5 & 6 tournament and Lucas was crowned champion in the Year 7 & 8 category.  Two very generous families donated trophies for this event, which will definitely become a regular fixture in the Elstree calendar!  The standard of table tennis in the final was absolutely extraordinary. 

Refreshments

For those wanting refreshments there was plenty to choose from.  There was a beautiful afternoon tea on offer on the Terrace (all served in vintage tea cups) and a bar serving Pimms, bubbles and rosé.  For the hungry, there were strawberries and cream, a vintage ice cream stall, cakes, pots of mini sausages, warm sausage rolls, mini bags of sweets, and the most delectable goodies on the produce stall. We have some seriously talented bakers and cooks in the Elstree Community at the moment and are so grateful for all your delicious donations!  The bottle tombola was a huge hit and our very generous Chairman of Governors auctioned off a Jeroboam of Whispering Angel and a limited edition Platinum Jubilee Merrythought Paddington Bear.  Thank you so much!

All in all, it was a very happy day. A huge thank you to our incredible Friends of Elstree Committee for their hard work, enthusiasm and boundless energy and to everyone who came to support.