Children attend Cleves School and fun day in Upton Park
PUBLISHED: 09:26 20 June 2014
Hundreds of students, parents and residents turned out for a family fun day at a school in Upton Park that serves as a hub for the community.
The Cleves Fun Day and open air concert on June 14, held at Cleves Primary School in Arragon Road, was organised jointly with the Friends of Cleves group.
There was music from the Cleves school choir, local band Echo and Bengali singer Shefali.
Children were able to see a fire engine from the local Fire Brigade and play on a bouncy castle.
Deputy head teacher Jim McLucas said: “We try and have community and parent’s events regularly.
“We normally do something in the Summer term. This year’s event was billed as an outdoor concert.”
He added: “It’s really important to act as a hub for the local community.
“We have got a very diverse population and it’s very important to provide a safe and family oriented day of fun.”
Food on offer ranged from cupcakes to Pakoras, along with Pizzas from Dominoes, who kindly gave a large percentage of their takings to Friends of Cleves.
A performance by Mr Zippy of clowning, magic and balloon sculptures kept the younger children entertained.
The event also saw a surprise visit from Stephen Timms MP.
Cleves Primary will also be holding an early years event for parents and children of five years on July 11 at the school.
Mr McLucas said: “Anybody who has got children under five years and wants to find out about what their children will learn in their first school experience should come along.”
For more information visit cleves.newham.sch.uk.
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