Peppa Pig to join Shirebrook Community Fun Day

Fun at Shirebrook
Fun at Shirebrook

Children’s TV favourite Peppa Pig will join in the fun when Shirebrook Academy invites the whole of the town to let its hair down next month.

The school, in Common Lane, is holding the second Shirebrook Community Fun Day on 7th July, following a similar event which attracted 1,500 people last year.

More attractions are planned for 2012, including an appearance from Peppa Pig, as well as kids’ quad-bikes, a bouncy castle, a bungee run, face-painting and live music.

There will be craft stalls and community groups will also be out in force, with demonstrations from Shirebrook Judo Club and Shirebrook Rangers Football Club, as well a chance to meet representatives from Derbyshire Constabulary, local youth services, Derbyshire Fire and Rescue Service and Chesterfield College.

Local world kickboxing champion Craig Canning, who is a former pupil at the school, will also be giving a demonstration, as will members of the school’s magic club.

The event has been organised by PE teacher Helen Wakefield and staff are hoping to match last year’s attendance, a turn-out which college principal Julie Bloor said gave the academy a huge boost in its campaign to get the town more involved in school life.

She said: “Because we had never held an event like it before, none of us knew what to expect, but it’s fair to say that we were blown away by the result.

“It was a fantastic day and we are thoroughly looking forward to this year’s event already, not least because so many community groups have expressed an interest in getting involved.

“That, and the tremendous work that Helen and her team have already put in, cannot fail to ensure that this year’s event will be a huge success too.”

Entrance to the fun day is free and doors open at 12noon.

Pictured are Shirebrook Academy pupils Leah Attenborough, left, and Talia Fretwell at last year’s summer community event.