Sproughton school fundraiser at Jimmy’s Farm was a ‘knockout success’

Teams got together in the sunshine on Saturday 2nd July for the 'It's a Knockout ' event at Jimmy's

Teams got together in the sunshine on Saturday 2nd July for the 'It's a Knockout ' event at Jimmy's Farm. Lewis Debono in one of the events. - Credit: Sarah Lucy brown

Dozens of competitors bounced, scrambled and splashed their way around an inflatable obstacle course raising hundreds of pounds for a Suffolk school’s play equipment fund.

Sproughton Primary School’s “It’s a Knockout” competition saw five teams of adults and nearly 50 children take part in the fun and games at Jimmy’s Farm on Saturday.

Paul Baker, chairman of the Sproughton School Association charity, which organised the event, described it as a “souped up school fete” held to offer something different for the children and parents.

The teams took part in eight games on the course, which took its name from the television show and included inflatable slides, cargo nets and inflatable costumes.

“We wanted to do something different from the ordinary school fete,” said Mr Baker.

“Kids love bouncing on bouncy castles and the adults do too given half a chance.”

The event, which was attended by around 1,000 people is expected to have raised between £500-£1,000 to help the school buy new play equipment for the primary school.

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The school needs to raise around £15,000, which Mr Baker said was a “huge task” given it has barely 100 pupils.

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