Harold Hill headteacher soaked in the stocks during school fun day

Amy Mason, 11, and Leah Webb, 11, with headteacher Malcolm Drakes in the stocks.

Amy Mason, 11, and Leah Webb, 11, with headteacher Malcolm Drakes in the stocks. - Credit: Archant

Children had the chance to soak their headteacher when he was in the stocks on Saturday.

Malcolm Drakes agreed to be a target during Broadford Primary School’s fun day and was soaked by pupils and the Mayor of Havering, Cllr Eric Munday.

The school, in Faringdon Avenue, raised £1,200 and there were more than 25 stalls run by Havco volunteers. Children also had the chance to sit in a fire engine from Harold Hill Station.

Malcolm said: “We had a fantastic response from parents, staff, pupils and governors this year which helped to ensure it was our most successful fete to date.

“With £1,200 raised so far the school will really benefit from the generous support of the school community.

“All year the fundraising group expanded their events and this was a great finale to a year of hard work!”