THOUSANDS of pounds were raised as families descended on Anton schools’ annual summer fete on Saturday.

Organised by Anton Friends, an array of games kept the crowds entertained, from splat-the-rat, to hook-a-duck and a coconut shy, along with beat the goalie which allowed pupils to take on their teachers to hit the back of the net.

And the fun continued in the main arena with performances by Ruby Slippers and Martial Arts World, while infant pupils displayed their country dancing talent and the juniors showcased gymnastics to their families and friends.

Friends treasurer Kirsten Hill said: “It was brilliant.

“It had a really good feel about it and a load of people stayed to watch the events in the centre.”

And for those who wanted a chilled day, there was plenty of food and drink on offer, with a Pimm’s tent, barbecue, and a stall selling homemade cakes which all proved popular.

In total, the fete raised £3,350 which will be split between the infant and junior schools to fund trips.

“It amazing to raise that much, couldn’t be more pleased, to put a fete on it is hard work but when we make a result like that it is worthwhile,” Kirsten added.

“We are grateful for everyone’s support, all the planning would be nothing if people didn’t come.”