The Food Festival and Fete, organised by the Parents’ Association and held on Saturday 7 July, was opened by the local MP Richard Benyon. Due to wet weather activities took place in the Luker Hub. People flocked to this large area to be entertained by the St Bart’s dance and cheerleading groups. Music was provided by the Newbury Flute Choir and Benham Wind Group. There was a fantastic atmosphere as people enjoyed a hog roast and other freshly prepared food and visited a large selection of side stalls. It was a very successful event which raised about £4500 for school funds.