Our fantastic event was on Saturday, 5th November, 2011. Did you come?

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The amazing West Bergholt Fireworks

The raging bonfire!

The Fireworks night in West Bergholt organised by Heathlands Primary School is a huge event, attracting a massive crowd from villages far and wide.

A huge crowd!


 The brilliant band Batman’s Cat played and (literally) ROCKED the stage!

What a great band!

The event was organised by Rachel Young and hosted by BBC Essex presenter, Steve Scruton

Rachel Young, Chair, PTA Fireworks Committee and Steve Scruton BBC Essex Presenter

And what great games were on offer! Hook a duck, splat the rat, darts and many more!

Hook a duck, get an even number and win a prize!

 Hook a duck hostess Marika!

Marika, Hook a duck hostess!

 Jack was in charge of dispensing the runaway rats down the drain pipe! Who managed to splat one?

Can you splat the rat?

 The toy stalls were amazing and selling out such was the demand! Items on offer included Light Sabres, flashing bracelets, necklaces (see Mrs Clarke below!) and teeny boppers and of course the vital refreshments!

Mrs Carter unwrapping a Light Sabre!

After all that retail therapy we suddenly got VERY hungry and needed some food, so headed off to the barbecue then the pop corn hut!

Mr Coleman from Coleman's Butchers came to help chop up the delicious hog roast

The other barbecue stall volunteers – Ailish and Imelda

Wow that was fun selling at the barbecue, time for pop corn!

  Now to the very popular Pop Corn hut!

Anna Spurgeon serves a happy customer some delicious pop corn


 With thanks to our event sponsors, Smooth Tune Limited

Thanks to the event sponsors, Smooth Tune Limited


 Here we have our photo album of the event, enjoy the super hot pics of the raging fire!

(The best way to view is to click on the first pic, then underneath you will see two forward arrows to move the images)


This highly popular event is was in its 19th year and has become a key highlight in the Colchester village calendar, attracting families from a wide area.  It is organised by the Heathlands School Parent Teacher Association and is the main fundraiser for the school, providing essential funds for much-needed equipment.

- Hog Roast, Barbecue and hot drinks available

- Tickets were purchased from any of the following:

  • Heathlands School
  • William Bishop Ward School (Great Horkesley)
  • Holy Trinity School (Eight Ash Green)
  • Myland Primary School (Myland)
  • Ash’s Convenience Express (West Bergholt)
  • West Bergholt Post Office
  • Fordham Post Office
  • West Bergholt Pharmacy
  • Scissorhands (West Bergholt)
  • The Treble Tile (West Bergholt)
  • The Bricklayers Arms (North Station)


 Come back next year!


Hello from the Chair!

October 27th, 2011 | Posted by AliChair in The Chair's page - (0 Comments)

A big warm welcome to Heathlands PTA!

We are a group of parents and teachers who have an amazing goal:

  • To raise funds for our school (this is our main objective)


  • To organise great events/fundraising activities that get parents active within the school
  • To continue our fantastic community events bringing families together for the Fireworks Display and Summer Fete
  • To have fun, eat cake and drink wine whenever possible

Joining the PTA is a fantastic way to meet other parents informally and gives you the chance to share your ideas.

We meet every couple of months to discuss how we spend the cash, upcoming events and updates to our blog.

You don’t have to sign your life away or attend any meetings.  Your level of input is entirely your decision and we’ll be happy with any help you can offer.

Just sign up to our email and we’ll keep you well informed.

For further information please give me a call on 01206 211687 or email heathlandspta@hotmail.com

Alison Mayhew

(Daniel 1S and Millie aged 2)

The Chair and I