The Friends of Thurlestone School helped to raise over £2,000 which is to go towards classroom cameras, art resources, touch typing classes and new library books at Thurlestone primary school. The Friends of Thurlestone School, which is an association of parents, teachers and friends of the school, managed to raise the money by hosting a quiz night.
The Sloop Inn, located in Bantham, was the location of the event which was held on 15th of June. Almost 60 people turned up and All Saints Primary’s Lynsey Sizer stated that everyone got to enjoy some pudding and fish pie which was prepared by the good people at the Sloop. This was the ‘brain food’ before the quiz kicked off. She pointed out that this wasn’t the first time the Sloop had lent their premises out to the FTS and they had done so many times in the past to help them raise as much funds for the school as they could. The co-chair of the FTS, Annalese Murray expressed her gratitude to everyone who assists in making the Quiz happen. She described it as a great night of fun which, importantly, raised money that would benefit the school pupils.
The school’s deputy head, Mr Bosence, was the quiz master for this year. There were a total of ten teams that were looking to be crowned the 2017 quiz champions. The school’s reception class had helped to design the quiz and there was even a school them in some of the rounds. As many people expected, the Teachers Table ended up taking the crown but the other teams have promised to better them during next year’s event.
The organisers expressed their gratitude to the people at the Sloop for all the support they had given them over the years. They also thanked the various companies that had donated prizes for the auction. These included the Triocean, Thurlestone Hotel, Salcombe Gin, Dartmouth Golf and Country Club, The Millbrook Inn, Dart Marina Hotel, Higher Aunemouth Camping, Will Bees Bespoke, Crabshell Inn, Waterborn Sports, the Hair Advice Centre and Gidleigh Park.