Arnage’s ‘Royal’ day

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PREPARATIONS are under way at Arnage Primary School for a community party as part of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee celebrations.

It will be held on Saturday, May 26, at the school from noon to 5pm. Various fun activities are planned throughout the afternoon starting at noon, when the Jubilee Vintage Garden Party will be opened by Arnage’s “King and Queen”.

At 1 pm there will be a pet show which will be judged by a local farmer, followed at 2 pm by the garden party hat competition. At 3pm the children’s fancy dress competition will take place and costumes can be along either the “1950’s” or “Royal & Regal” themes.

Emma Dawson, a member of Arnage Parent Council said: “We felt that the Jubilee was a good excuse to bring the whole community together and have a party.

“We’ve got a fun family event planned with all day attractions including pin the tail on the corgi, all day treasure hunt, face painting, nearly new toys and book stall, pull the nail from the bale, hook a duck, throwing wet sponges at ex-pupils to name but a few.”

Foveran School will also have a stall, organised through Arnage’s acting head teacher Mrs Gaye Stephenson.

In addition, Ellon Academy pupil Stephen Halmshaw will have a stall selling freshly made pancakes with a variety of fillings to help raise money towards the £5100 he needs to fund his gap a year in Thailand.

He will be volunteering with Project Trust, an educational charity and will be teaching English. Already Stephen has raised £2,350 by bag packing, organizing a quiz night, running the Stena Drilling Tartan 10km at Balmoral and the Arnage Parent Council are delighted to be able to help his fundraising effort.

Emma added: “Visitors can also relax and refuel in our Royal Food Court. We’ll be offering scrumptious afternoon teas, with sandwiches, home bakes, scones, trifles and not forgetting a good British cuppa to wash it all down.”

“If folks prefer they can bring their own picnics and there will be a prize for the best spot. Entry is free, so we hope lots of people will come along and celebrate in style at our community tea party.”

Contact Susan Caddell (07919 526 356) / for more information.