A CHESTER school for children with complex needs has held its first summer fair – and it’s safe to say it proved a hit!

Dorin Park School’s PTA organised the event which took place on Sunday afternoon (July 7) at Upton by Chester Pavilion.

It boasted a host of activities and entertainment from a dog show with plenty of prizes to face painting and donkey rides.

Claire McKelvey, chair of Dorin Park PTA, said the event had been very successful and would help the group raise funds for the school, based on Wealstone Lane in Upton.

She told The Standard: “A lot of local schools and community attended the day and the donkeys, dog show and children’s rides were a huge success.

“We have raised a significant amount of money, far exceeding our expectations, but the figure is still being finalised due to last minute monies coming in.”

She added: “We intend to purchase new resources for the school from wish-lists the teachers have produced so come September the PTA committee will be meeting to discuss this.”

Dorin Park School and Specialist SEN College is a special school in Chester for pupils aged two to 19 with physical difficulties, complex moderate learning difficulties, complex medical needs and complex needs.

The school has specialist teaching and support available for visually impaired pupils.

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