GLEN Forrest Primary School has raised nearly $30,000 to help improve school facilities.
The school’s parents’ and citizens’ association held the triennial school fete and art auction on April 14, with hundreds of people attending the event.
Fete co-ordinator Anne Tip said a Shire of Mundaring community event grant worth nearly $5000 was used to hire stages and entertainment for the day.
"The atmosphere around the stage was brilliant and people could hear the entertainment from wherever they were,” she said.
"There were numerous bands, including the Eastern Hills Senior High School District Concert Band and the Big Jazz Band, along with two belly dancers troupes.
"Because we had these entertainers, they helped to draw more people to the fete and these were people that ordinarily might not have come along.”
Mrs Tip said the art auction alone raised a staggering $15,500 for the school.
She said the funds would be distributed to several projects to benefit the whole school community.
"A computer lab will be established so that when a class goes to the lab every child in the class has access to a computer,” she said.
A range of general purpose quick grants are still available from the Shire of Mundaring with expressions of interest closing on May 13.
This financial year, 29 groups have shared in $41,617 of grants.
Article Courtesy of Echo News, Midland