A WHOPPING £6,000 has been raised at Potters Gate Primary School’s annual Christmas fair.

Described as a “great success”, around 500 people attended the November 23 festivities and money raised will be used to buy extra resources for the school.

The Narnia-themed grotto where Father Christmas handed out gifts was a particular highlight of the fair, while the silent auction, which included prizes such as a Fortnum and Mason hamper and National Trust visitor tickets for the Montisfont Estate proved popular too.

The fair aslo featured a chocolate tombola, face painting, and the ever-popular homemade cakes stall.

Money raised from similar events has recently been used to buy an iPad for every class so that teachers can use the internet for interactive teaching, for additions to outside space to add to imaginative play opportunities, and to improvements to the field running track where all pupils take part in a daily one-mile run to improve overall health and fitness.

Potters Gate is “very grateful” to everyone who helped make the fair happen and to everyone who came and spent money during the event.