Dog Kennel Hill School Summer Fair

On Saturday 18 June, Dog Kennel Hill Primary School held its big annual summer fair.

Since leaving primary school many years ago (I attended DKH), I try my best to attend the summer fair every year without fail. Though as I got older, I couldn’t get stuck in as a kid taking part in the usual fun games, bouncy castle, biscuit decorating, lucky duck, face painting and hair braiding. However they do have a nice BBQ and International Café, cake & book stall for all, as well as a photo shoot section.

dkh 3

This year was a little different as I went along with my 6 month old baby. He enjoyed looking around, seeing the kids play and the buzzing atmosphere of the fair. I had the chance to take him to the nursery playground which had crafts and games, storytelling and trikes for the younger children.


My favourite stall is the strawberries and cream stall – it’s there every year, without fail. The stall is always run by the lovely Mrs Cranmer (she was my sister’s infant teacher).

mrs cranmer

dkh 4

The fair was in for a musical treat this year, with performances from each year group. I was able to catch the year 6 Steel Pans, and the Brass Band, and the Year 3 Samba Band, who were joined for a fantastic finale by the South London Samba Band.

dkh 6

All in all, it was a fine day, a tread down memory lane and a stimulating visit for baby Ayman.

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Shapa Begum

About Shapa Begum

Hi, I’m Shapa Begum, Blog Editor. Born and raised in East Dulwich, I love what I do here at Dulwich OnView, I’m absolutely passionate about south London and reaching out to local communities – you can read about my favourite Dulwich spots on Time Out London and Completely London blog. My role goes beyond editing, I write, review, participate in conferences/events, attend local happenings and oversee the marketing. There’s no rest for the wicked! When not working, I love to read, write, visit museums and spend time with my loved ones.
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  1. Hi, so glad you are still enjoying the school fair. I have published a link to this piece on the Friends of Dog Kennel Hill Facebook page.
    Rhian- Friends of Dog Kennel Hill

    • Shapa Begum 23 Jun 2016

      That’s so lovely of you Rhian. Thank you for sharing the article:)


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