THE 2017 Summer Fair, organised by The Friends of Queen’s Manor, had a Carnival theme – with temperatures worthy of Rio.
Parents, children, councillors and friends from the community basked in 30c heat, and spirits soared to match.
The return of former Senior Leadership teacher Alex Gingell with his Batala Brazilian samba drumming band was one of the highlights of the day.
The Queen laid on her usual fly-past…as the annual fair coincides with Trooping The Colour.
Children were thoroughly engaged by a series of stalls and events, including a magical bubble-blowing performance as well as the usual face-painting, bouncy castles, dance-a-longs and perennial favourite teachers v children tug-of-war.
The event was brilliantly organised as ever by FoQM. Special thanks to the sponsors: Carter Jonas, Virgin Active, Little Waitrose and Hammersmith and Fulham Council.
FoQM chair Elaine Mort said: “It was another wonderful fair showing QM at its finest. Huge thanks to all the parents, staff, children and supporters from the community who made it such a wonderful event.”
A time capsule was laid in the school grounds with the help of Cllr Sue McMillan, H&F Cabinet Member for Children and Young People, marking the £6m redevelopment of the school site to include a new Pavilion for the Special Educational Need classes, the H&F Disability Resource Centre and the landscaping of the grounds.