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Record profits at Penryn Junior School’s Christmas fete

By WBCraig  |  Posted: December 02, 2013

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Charlie and Jack with some Christmas biscuits made by themselves.

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RECORD profits were recorded at Penryn Junior School’s Christmas fete on Saturday, when pupils made their own gifts for sale to eager shoppers.

Among the 30 stalls, selling everything from electrical goods to wine, were 10 enterprise stalls ran by pupils.

Visitors queued out the door in one of the biggest fetes in terms of visitors, according to headteacher Robin Cowen, who said early estimates for the total profit from the fete exceed £2,300.

He said: “It was one of the busiest we can remember.

“It is likely that this profit will be a record which, in the current climate, is amazing.”

Alongside the parents, teachers and other volunteers manning the stalls were school pupils, who sold Christmas gifts made by their own hands.

“What we wanted to do was involve the children,” said Mr Cowen.

“So we asked them to make things and design their own games to sell at the fete.

“It was a great success.”

The profit from the event will go to Friends of Penryn Juniors, which pays for extras which are not covered by the core school budget, such as school equipment and visiting artists.

Among the businesses which helped to raise the profit tally through stall fees and donations was Barclays bank, which match-funded the tombola figure of £236.

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