The highlight of the day was 'throw a wet sponge at the Headteacher'. Not surprisingly, the queue was huge and we waited a good 15 minutes for Thomas' turn. He bought 6 sponges for £2 and his aim was pretty good. The Headteacher was brilliant and for those children who missed him completely they got a 'free' sponge and a close up shot. Mind you, he wasn't adverse to throwing a few sponges back at the children himself and Thomas was on the receiving end of 2 which he thought was hilarious.
Inflation can be found even at community events. Apparently tickets used to be 5 for £1, today they were 3 for £1. And there was a rumour going around that the local CofE Church charged £1 per ticket at their fair. Mind you, as Mark pointed out , their Governor/Treasurer was caught with his hand in the pot a few years ago, so they have to recoup their money somehow.
We also did a nature trail in the school garden. There is a gardening club for the children and they have a lovely new greenhouse where the children can grow vegetables and fruit. There was a smashing stall with loads of plants for sale. Both Mum and I bought a tomato plant each, although mine will have to go to live with her while I go on holiday.
All in all a good hour spent supporting the school and Macmillan Cancer.