Around 1600 people swarmed into the grounds of Studley High School last Saturday evening (11th November) to take part in a fireworks extravaganza.
The fireworks event was organised jointly by Studley High School and Studley Community Infant School.
Activities kicked off at 6pm, with live music by local band ‘Aftermath’ followed by a ‘Golden Ticket’ draw, before an incredible fireworks display at 7.15pm. This was then followed by raffle prize draws and closed with live music until close.
Caroline Maddock-Jones, of Studley High School PFA said: “Our aim in the Studley High School PFA is not only to raise much needed funds but also to give our children memories that will stay with them long after they have left school. It was wonderful to see the whole community coming together to support this event and also raising money for charities as well as the PFA.
We worked together with the Guides, Scouts, British Legion and Studley in Business – all pulling together to deliver a fantastic event that our pupils and the village will remember for a long time to come.”
The fireworks were supplied by 1st Galaxy Fireworks and were simply amazing. Footage from a drone was taken by a former Studley pupil, Paul Blakemore and as well as some fabulous artistic shots by Studley High photographer Wendy Roberts.
Penny Kirk, of Studley High PFA said: “It was an incredible display, set off in time to music featuring artists that we have lost in the past 12 months – Prince, Bowie ending with an amazing display of purple fireworks to the classic Prince track, ‘Purple Rain.’
The PFA (Studley High and Infants Parents and Friends Association) raised over £3000, and over £1000 was raised for local charities: Studley public access defibrillator, Studley Royal British Legion and local Guide and Scout groups.
Hundreds of former Studley High pupils, still living in the area and attending the display, poured into the school to catch a glimpse of themselves in old whole school photos and look at how the building has changed!
Next year’s display will take place on November 10th 2018.