The Friends of Storrington Primary School were delighted to welcome a special guest to the 21st Storrington Village Duck Race on Sunday 12 May.
Julia Donaldson CBE came to start the first race of the day and to show her support for one of the most ‘quackers’ local events in West Sussex.
Julia is an English writer, playwright and performer, and the 2011–2013 Children’s Laureate. She is best known for her popular rhyming stories for children, which include The Gruffalo, Room on the Broom and Stick Man.
There were some hotly contested races this year, with 6 heats; the top ten ducks from each heat were entered into the Grand Finale, making 7 races in all.
Prizes were on offer for each of the heats, with Cash prizes presented for the winning ducks in the Grand Finale.
To add to the fun, the day included crowd-pleasers, such as fun-fair rides and face-painting, craft stalls, music, bar, refreshments, ice-cream and cakes plus the ever popular BBQ and local band Rocket Rockit performing classic tunes, old and new.
All proceeds from the Duck Race will go to Storrington Primary School to provide and maintain facilities and equipment for the children.