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Kingston Family (Fun) Day

Monday 05 August 2013

From the bunting to the barbecue, The Kingston Village Family (fun) Day on July 13th was an unparalleled success. Thanks to Terry for leading the charge to make it happen. With football, tennis, foot races, stoolball, music and DIY culinary delights, there was literally something for everyone. 

The Fun Day football tournament was won by Kingston United who edged out their victory in a nail-biting penalty shoot-out against Branton’s Revenge. Last year’s champs, The Kingston Corgis, came up short but put in a valiant team effort. And Wit’s Wanderers gave us a fantastic passing game, but failed to chalk up any wins. 

For the little ones, the Spitteris put on some fab races. In the pre-school dash, Annie and Bertie finished a close second and third while Poppy took home the gold. In the perilous egg and spoon, Annie came in first this time with Sophie silver and Hartley bronze. And in the sack race, Poppy took home her second first place finish of the day with Sophie close behind and Charlie securing third place. 

In the Key Stage 1 events, Max won the foot race, Matti won the egg and spoon and Zach dominated the obstacle course. And, with determination not seen in these parts since London 2012, Lizzie won both the skipping race and the sack race. 

In Key Stage 2 Raelle won the sprint and the skipping, Nina won the egg and spoon, Tom was fastest through the obstacles and Phoebe was best in the sack race. 

For the really big kids, Charlotte gracefully won the Mums’ race and Mark, in the face of some thundering competition, was victorious in the Dads’ race. This year only minor injuries were reported.

Anisa worked her usual magic in organising her crop of truly talented and hard-working musicians. Her concert featured lovely piano playing by Jasper, Maty, Tom W., Theo B., Alex B., Callum, Woody, Poppy R., Lio, Jessica, Emma and Mia W. On violin, Maya was impressively good. Harvey K., Alex B., Louis and Lorcan played in various combinations. To close out the show, Kingston’s own Sound Explosion (Louis, Alex B., Tom W., Theo and Luke) treated us to some rock standards and even some of their own compositions that left our guests from Glyndebourne cheering for more.

The week-long village treasure hunt, which saw Martin, Simon B. and David B. hide 50 gold tokens on phone polls and in hedge rows from Snednore to the windmill, was won by Team Branton this year. 

On the tennis courts, the winners were the father and son teams of Tom & Jon and Luke & Charlie. 

The end-of-the-evening egg toss was won by Simon S. and Ed under highly suspicious circumstances. The International Egg Toss Association has been alerted and has launched an investigation. We expect their formal ruling to be received before Bonfire Night.