Crail fair will be flying high

Left to right Sam Crewill, Olivia Ogilvie, Alex Harrison, Mirren Bell., who designed the flag.
Left to right Sam Crewill, Olivia Ogilvie, Alex Harrison, Mirren Bell., who designed the flag.

Running an idea up the flag pole to see if it fluttered brought about a great result at Crail Primary School last year.

To bring a new twist to the very popular school summer fair and annual ‘King and Queen’ parade, the school held a competition to design a flag to be flown on the flag pole at Crail Town Hall in the lead up to the festivities.

The class children who won the competition worked over the winter months with local designers Sarah Mowbray and Sophie Hodge, who have now brought the flag to life ready for its prime spot. 

The raising of the flag was carried out on Monday, with the whole school, along with local councillors and members of the community, turning out to see it unfurl.

The purpose of the flag was to bring the school and community together and will now be flown twice a year to promote the summer and winter fairs and parade.

It has already achieved its stated aim, with this year’s fair being very much a real community affair, involving the school council and community council.

The school and its parent council have now extended a warm invitation to friends, family and local community to join in the fun at the Beech Walk Park on Saturday, June 7.

The parade and ceremonial crowning of James Stockwell as king and Josie Bell as queen will mark the start of the day’s activities, with the fair being officially opened at 2pm.

There will be all the usual stalls such as bottle stall, raffle, second-hand goods and home baking to tempt the taste buds.

Visitors can also watch the fun and games while they enjoy a cup of tea and a strawberry kebab.

Or, for people with more energy to expend, there will be welly-throwing, basketball shoot-out and bouncy castle.

For a more competitive edge, there will be a coconut shy, hook-a-duck and tin-can alley and for anyone feeling artistic, there will be face-painting or pebble painting.

Fingers are crossed that the summer weather will co-operate on the big day and have the sun shining as the children parade through the village, starting at the High Street, outside the East Neuk Hotel, at 1.15pm, accompanied by local pipers, police and fire engine.