Our annual Open Day and Country Fair came with great sunshine and a huge crowd! With cars queuing back to the A39 and people arriving well before the 10:30am start time it really was one of the best ones we have held.
The boys started the day in the main arena with their stock showing and Brooks Carey was announced as Champion for the day with Matthew Ranson as Reserve Champion. Freddy Parker and her duck herding collies gave two superb shows interacting with the hordes of families and this was closely followed by the National Animal Welfare Trust who did their dog agility display. The culmination of a lot of hard work was the Grand Parade where all the boys who showed their stock in the morning came with their animals to walk all together around the ring – including the school bull, Forrester, a real sight to behold.
Visitors spent the day trying out exploding experiments in science, taking a step back to the American West with the history department and trying out their artistic flair with the Art teacher! The farm was a big attraction with the newly hatched chicks, baby calves and the noisy pigs and the meat sale of our own grown cuts was especially popular.
The gardens flourished and were kept busy talking people through their produce and selling plants to the masses. The queues on the PE run archery activity didn’t quieten and the bouncy castles, run by an old Brymore boy, were constantly in use, the ice cream queue was ever present and the classic car and interesting vehicle show saw a constant stream of visitors FOBSA did a brilliant job in supporting the school through their provision of refreshments and sold out of everything and the tug-of-war proved a popular end to the day for all.