Fair funds for floor

Charlie Nicholls, Anya Batko and Libby Lenton in costume for the Gosberton Academy performance of Away in a Manger. SG081215-102TW

Charlie Nicholls, Anya Batko and Libby Lenton in costume for the Gosberton Academy performance of Away in a Manger. SG081215-102TW

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There were around 15 stalls as well as artwork displayed in the church by community based arts project Transported.

Gosberton Academy pupils Ewan Dixon, Eliza Terry and Spencer Fraser in their nativity. SG081215-103TW

Gosberton Academy pupils Ewan Dixon, Eliza Terry and Spencer Fraser in their nativity. SG081215-103TW

Visitors to the weekend fair also tucked into homemade refreshments in the church hall.

Vicar the Rev Ian Walters said: “It was a great time.”

Some £855 was raised from the event and the money will be used to repair uneven parts of the church floor.

“We have lots of people coming in and the floor could be a bit of a safety hazard in places,” he said.

Some of the stallholders and organisers of the Gosberton Church Christmas Fair. SG061215-119TW

Some of the stallholders and organisers of the Gosberton Church Christmas Fair. SG061215-119TW

Children at Gosberton Academy focused on a modern-day working of the nativity story, Away in a Manger by Nikki Davies, which sees the timeless story told through the eyes of a mule called Maurice.

The mule has to cope with a stream of visitors to his stable but is very happy when a baby is born there.

Reception teacher Sammi Newark said 42 children from reception and year one took part in the production, which involved them in singing and dancing as well as acting.

There were three performances, one for the whole school and the neighbouring pre-school, and two for families and friends, which were well attended. Parents played an important part too as they made all of the colourful costumes for the production.

Cake anyone? Val Brocklehurst and Debbie Reynolds with tempting treats at Goberton Church Christmas Fair. SG061215-120TW

Cake anyone? Val Brocklehurst and Debbie Reynolds with tempting treats at Goberton Church Christmas Fair. SG061215-120TW