Families flocked to Porthleven Primary School last Sunday for a pet show and fun day.
The event was held to raise money for a new science, cookery and art studio for use by the school’s students.
According to organiser Leigh Yates, despite the number of pets and young children, the day went off without a hitch and raised more than £3,000 towards the cause.
The idea for the pet show came originally from Sue Davis of the school’s parent/teacher associaiton. She wanted to help lift the community spirit of the villagers, especially the children, after the destruction caused in Porthleven by recent storm.
Entertainment on the day included balloon model makers, a visit from Punch and Judy and an owl and snake show by Mark’s Ark. It was sponsored by regular contributors to the school, Head & Head veterinary practice and The Top Chippy.
The day came to a close with a “goose bump-inducing grand finale” by Porthleven School’s signing choir. It was the result of a programme in which Charlene Basteodo led the students in learning songs in sign language to perform, as well as giving them the ability to connect more with hearing impaired students.
The main event of the day was arguably the pet show itself with 18 different prizes given to an array of animals including chickens, cats, dogs, snakes and a guinea pig.
“It was just a fun filled and relaxed day, reflecting the true community spirit of everyone in Porthleven,” said Leigh, who offered special thanks to RNAS Culdrose which loaned the two large marquees – and the man power needed to construct them – for the event.