Summer would not be summer without a festival and more than than 500 people flocked to enjoy music, food and much more.

Eagley Junior School staged its first EagleyFest, a fun twist on the traditional summer fair ­— and it was a huge success.

The festive was designed to be a celebration of local talent in order to raise vital funds for the school.

Headteacher Nik Gandi said: "Our main stage saw performances from the school's dance club and school choir followed by performances from Harc Dance Studios students and Theatre Dance Studio students. The evening moved on with a set from local teenage band Electrik Chairs and ended with headline act Bolton Rock Choir who really didn't disappoint!

"Alongside the main stage were local stallholders selling a variety of food, toys, games and clothes products.

"Our Year Six children designed and ran their own fairground stalls and we had a bar and BBQ to quench thirsts and keep bellies full.

"At the front of school we had parent and local farmer, Si Lees, bring along his farm animals to allow visitors to pet and hold.

"School trustee, Alison Barton-Simmons also worked her magic on donated or unclaimed uniform which was being recycled and redistributed for all families of school."

He added: "Since taking over as headteacher of Eagley Junior School I have been passionate about bringing the community together and this event was a showcase of what can be achieved when a school community pulls together in the same direction. It was fabulous to see so many smiling faces whilst giving local talent a platform to showcase their skills! Plans are already in place to make EagleyFest an even bigger event next year."

Mr Gandi praised the efforts of the Friends of Eagley Juniors and the staff for putting on the event.

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