Summer fete raises £5,000 for Winchester school's new media studio

Hampshire Chronicle: The Samba band at Kings' School fete. The Samba band at Kings' School fete.

THE weather was certainly on their side, as pupils, parents and teachers rallied together to raise funds for a new media studio at their Winchester school.

The summer fete at Kings’ School, in Romsey Road, featured dancers from Blue Apple Theatre and for the first time ever, a Bollywood performer.

The fete, on Saturday May 17, raised £5,000 which will go towards a new media studio, bringing the total so far to £7,000 of the £10,000 needed.

Sara Dean, chairman of the Parent Teacher Association at the school, said it would be a great benefit for the pupils.

“We already have a radio license,” she said.

“So we are raising money to build a new media studio for students, which will look good on their CV and help them get a better job. We are looking to put on several big events throughout the year to raise more money.”

The studio would include a blue screen and recording equipment to help the youngsters produce their own films, but also visual CV’s – which are online based and include photos and video.

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