Dampier Primary fete a fun way to raise funds

Shannon BeattiePilbara News
'Not Plumbers' spit roast stall.
Camera Icon'Not Plumbers' spit roast stall.

“Together” was the theme of the biennial Dampier Primary School fete held at school grounds on Saturday, September 1.

Food, stalls, rides and live entertainment took over the school for an afternoon of fun that raised much needed funds for the school.

Fete co-ordinator Nichole Smith said they wanted to create an inclusive event where all stakeholders in the school played a part.

“We wanted to get the children involved, all the classrooms had a stall, and some of the parents had independent stalls as well,” she said.

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Classroom stalls included glitter tattoos, face painting, hat decorating and pet rocks, whilst parents ran cake stands, a backwards bike competition and a book corner.

The main attraction of the day was local teams competing in a “spit-off” to cook the best whole lamb.

The Not Plumbers won the competition with the five judges declaring their lamb the most succulent of all.

The school was raising funds to replace interactive whiteboards with new technology.

“We raised a lot of money on the day, mainly through the auction, and definitely achieved our target,” Ms Smith said.

The auction included items such as Rio Tinto tug boat and helicopter rides, a signed Fremantle Dockers guernsey and accommodation packages at Karijini National Park and Dirk Hartog Island.

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