INMANS Primary School staged its Gala yesterday (25th June 2015) and hundreds of people turned up in the glorious sunshine to support the event.
It was a hot dry summer afternoon but for school teacher Mr Thompson it was all very wet! He’d volunteered to be the target for the wet sponge throwing event – and the queue of students willing to oblige was very long indeed. The only queue longer on the day was for the ice cream van!
The day was supported by Humberside Fire & Rescue who had an engine on display to explore. Rory the Hull City Tiger attended the event, with dozens wanting their photographs taken with the football feline mascot – and Hull FC’s Airlie Bird was around the Gala site as well. And with a bustling array of stalls, a beat-the-rat challenge, a ‘guess the number of balloons in the car’ competition, and a dozen other games, there were plenty of activities to keep the whole family entertained. It was also heartening to see the number of pupils and their siblings wanting to take part in the life-saving skills demonstrations arranged for free by First Aid at Work Ltd.
This was the first Gala held at the new school; it was rebuilt in 2011 after suffering flood damage in 2007, and many parents attending were expressing the view that it ought to become an annual event. It was obviously buoyed up by the beautiful weather, but has been the busiest fun day held in the town all year, so congratulations to the school, Friends of Inmans School parents group and the students on organising such a nice family-friendly event.
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