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World Cup comes to Wateringbury

By Alan Smith

Maidstone United defender Steve Watt kicked off the fun at Wateringbury Primary School’s summer fete on Saturday, which - of course - had a World Cup theme.

The children processed onto the school playing field waving the flags of the participating nations and pushing decorated wheelbarrows in lieu of floats.

There was a carnival atmosphere at the fete

The chairman of the Friends of Wateringbury School, Gail Isted, said: “It was a very colourful and noisy occasion, with a real Brazilian carnival atmosphere.

“It was a day of sunshine and smiles.”

There was a Beat the Goalie competition, table football and a Spot the Ball competition provided by the Kent Messenger.

The fete raised £3,600 for school funds, but despite the football-them, the youngsters were most interested in throwing a wet sponge at head teacher Chasey Crawford Usher in the stocks.

Mrs Isted said: “The queue for that was longer than the queue for ice-creams and the barbecue combined!”

Wateringbury fete

Football-themed fete

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Community dancing at the fete Bradley Ryan tries to spot the ball Hey! You're supposed to throw it! Kristian Trend joins Bradley Ryan at Spot The Ball Tom Barwick, Clare Barwick, Cai Golding and Jessica Goodard playing table football Steve Watt of Maidstone United Katherine Stockham searches for a medal in the ball pit.
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