A summer fair to mark a primary school’s golden anniversary was “very successful”- despite the rain.

Pupils at St John’s School, in Radlett, managed to keep up their high spirits during the pouring rain on Saturday to host a summer fair.

The school, which will celebrate its 50th anniversary this week, held the gold-themed event inside, welcoming more than 500 people through its doors.

Headteacher Alice Aharon said: “It wasn’t just families of the school- as it’s our 50th anniversary we also had past pupils and even past teachers coming along too. It was lovely to see members of the community too, who were really helpful when the weather didn’t go to plan.

Around £3,000 was raised during the afternoon, which featured a number of stalls, a fire engine and a raffle.

She added: “We’ve doubled what we made last time we did this, as it isn’t an annual event. But as this year went so well, we hope to continue it every year now.”

Organiser and parent Anna Hinton added: “It was very successful as there was such a good turnout, despite the rain. The children really did enjoy it.”