Ilkeston may be well-known for hosting one of the oldest Charter Fairs (since 1252!) but those at R.E.A.L. Independent School, Ilkeston have challenged that with a cracking summer fair for its staff and learners.

Gazebos, games and great food decorated the gardens of the Gallows Hub with lots of activities to take part in. From a tombola, to hook-a-duck, to Connect Four and face painting, there was plenty for people to get involved.

The fair received lovely feedback from learners with some of them kindly deciding to write thank you letters. Some of the comments were;

“I am writing to say how much fun the fair was, thank you for a lovely fair, we had a nice time.”

“Thank you so much for letting us have a summer fair. I loved it so much and I had a ton of fun with my friends too.”

“My favourite part was probably playing all the games on such a nice sunny day.”

“It’s a shame I didn’t get to get my face painted but that’s because I was having too much fun!”