Sun, sand and lovely smiles

Beach party at St Chad's Primary School, Hove Edge.'Five-year-olds Amelia Jackson and Oliver Pearson cool down with icecream.
Beach party at St Chad's Primary School, Hove Edge.'Five-year-olds Amelia Jackson and Oliver Pearson cool down with icecream.

Youngsters enjoyed a summer beach party after triumphing in the Penny Wars.

Reception children at St Chad’s CE Primary School, Hove Edge, brought the seaside to school for the day after some sly game playing to win the challenge.

Beach party at St Chad's Primary School, Hove Edge.'From the left, five-year-olds Evie Holden, Chloe Bussey, Eva Kitson and Lacey Dunn.

Beach party at St Chad's Primary School, Hove Edge.'From the left, five-year-olds Evie Holden, Chloe Bussey, Eva Kitson and Lacey Dunn.

All the children have been taking part in the Penny Wars where they must fill jars with pennies. The class with the most money wins, spending it on an activity of their choice.

Teacher Tina Bykowicz-Walker said they played tactics and saved all their pennies until the end giving the other classes a false sense of security.

“Usually the children use the money to pay for a DVD day but we decided to do something different. We have been reading a book about the seaside and they all decided that is where they wanted to go,” she said.

“We couldn’t go so instead we brought the seaside to us. We asked Naylor Myers if they would kindly give us some sand and they delivered three tonnes at cost price. All the children brought in their paddling pools and we built sandcastles and did sand angels.”

Beach party at St Chad's Primary School, Hove Edge.'From the left, five-year-olds Evie Holden, Chloe Bussey, Eva Kitson and Lacey Dunn.

Beach party at St Chad's Primary School, Hove Edge.'From the left, five-year-olds Evie Holden, Chloe Bussey, Eva Kitson and Lacey Dunn.

The youngsters also decided to invite the whole school to their party and they all enjoyed ice creams as well as a chance to play in the sand.

Head teacher Graeme Genty provided a summer beach party CD so they could all dance the day away to some upbeat tunes.

“They loved it and all came in their swimwear. It did look a bit chaotic with all the shoes and socks in lines but it was really good fun,” she said.

As part of the activities they enjoyed tasting coconuts.

Beach party at St Chad's Primary School, Hove Edge.'Building sandcastles, five-year-olds Molly Akroyd, left, and Holly Dawson.

Beach party at St Chad's Primary School, Hove Edge.'Building sandcastles, five-year-olds Molly Akroyd, left, and Holly Dawson.

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