Four tonnes of sand arrives on tractors for urban beach at Highgate Primary School summer fair

The sun blazed down on an “urban beach” in the middle of Highgate on Saturday, as a primary school carted in four tonnes of sand for its annual summer fair.

Highgate Primary School, in Storey Road, raised more than £6,000 to develop its playground by selling tickets, food, and even putting deckchairs up for adoption at the fair.

A crowd of 600 people basked in glorious weather for the beach-themed day that lasted from 1-4pm.

Lizzie Bloom, the co-chair of the school’s Parent Teacher Association, said: “We had a seaside theme for the fair and we wanted to create our own urban beach. Four tonnes of sand were delivered to the school on tractors.

“We even had an adopt a deckchair scheme where parents would commit to buying one, then receive an adoption certificate for it! “Deckchairs are really expensive and we didn’t want to buy them as a one-off.

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“The weather was fantastic. It was the best weather I can remember having for a summer fair.”

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