A record breaking amount of over £5,000 was raised at Penryn Primary Academy's recent Christmas fair which was officially opened by the town's mayor, Shelley Peters.

Parents and supporters of the school turned out in force to join in the fun with the children and browse the numerous stalls, which included a tombola, bottle stall and craft stall, which was stocked with items the pupils had made themselves. A face painting stall also proved very popular with the youngsters, as did the chance to meet Santa in his grotto.

Refreshments on offer included hot turkey rolls and mince pies along with hot drinks, mulled apple and hot chocolate with toppings.

After mayor Shelley cut the ribbon, or in this case the tinsel, and announced the fair officially open, the crows was entertained with a performance from Wendron Silver Band.

By the end of the day the event, which had been organised by the Friends of Penryn Primary, had raised £5,001.75 - a record breaking amount for the school. The money will be used to give the children at Penryn a whole host of fantastic experiences and opportunities.

This year so far the Friends' group have given over £2,000 to various causes within the school, including new waterproofs for our outdoor learning space the forest school, circus workshops, art workshops, school trips and the ARB residential camp.

"The support we have received from the school community, parents and the children themselves has been exceptional this year and we hope to go from strength to strength for our future events," said a spokesman for the Friends.