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Pilsley Village Fair - Saturday 15 July 2017

Time: 1pm opening (NOTE 1h earlier than normal)

Venue: Village Green

Traditionally Pilsley School presents a fancy dress float, maypole dancing in the Arena.

In the past, the School has served refreshments in the school in aid of the school, but this has become increasingly difficult to do as there are not enough helpers.

Therefore 2017 will break with tradition, and through discussion, the village fair will serve cream teas from someone's garden, and the school have been offered to have a stall of their own, and to keep the profits.  There is no need for the school to be open.  The village fair will source porterloos.  This will be a lot less demand on the school and in particular Mrs Branson who deserves a life-time achievement award for her tireless efforts on this over the years. 

However, the school stall on the green will still need some help on a rota basis.  Can you help on the school stall, please?


Second Hand Uniform Sale (£57.10 raised Jan - Apr 2017!)

Time: tbc We try to do this at least once every half term

Venue: tbc Wherever is convenient

Second hand school uniform is available to buy at most PTA events (not Pilsley Village Fair) £1 an item

We aim to sell it from nursery after school the last week of each half-term (unless sold on other dates through the term) , and  we can probably attend to emergency requirements.  

Contact Marie Allinson if you want to buy uniform on another date, to arrange something mutually convenient!

Thursday 24th August 2017 - Pilsley Fell Race

A joyful event, full of camraderie and good sportsmanship (especially if it rains!)  Worth coming for the spectacle!  Those who marshal, really enjoy it and are very happy to do it again the following year. 

Time: 6pm - 8.30pm 

Venue: Pilsley village green and 6 mile route around Chatsworth Park

If you want to run it: see

If you want to help marshal (please do): Please contact Zoe Wareham, Official Race Organiser*

NOTE: Local male and Local female prizes available and for this race local is defined as living or working on Chatsworth Estate, or parent of a pupil at Pilsley School.

(Only cancelled if a thunderstorm.)

Revived 2015: 100 runners £440 raised paid for the Christmas tree on the village green, and part repair of the school clock.

2016: (Bad weather!) 193 runners x £5 entry fee, only £20 expenses (thanks to race makers, cake bakers, Front Runner (numbers), Peak Ales (prizes),  Devonshire Arms (donated first aid cover), Chatsworth (equipment loan) and farmers for letting us through their fields and especially moving their livestock.

2017: Expect more runners if nice weather!  PTA event, but it will pay for Christmas tree and lights on the village green too.

*Legal and Insurance requirement under Fell Running Association rules   Contact Zoe on 07812 440530 or  Zoe will contact people directly whenever she has an opportunity!!

Pilsley School Crazy Harvest Auction - Friday 13 October 2017  Oooh spooky!

Time: evening tbc e.g. 7 -10pm

Venue: Cavendish Hall with bar (no food)

Roll up! Roll up! What can you bid on?!
This event comes highly recommended from Young Farmers and could be a fun annual event.  There will be a professional auctioneer leading the market . . . What can you bid on? It depends what people bring along, it might be a turnip, it might be 6 bottles of wine, it might be a tin of custard, it might be a baby-sitting voucher, it might be just what you wanted  . . . !

So it is very important that you have a clear-out during the summer or keep your eyes peeled on your travels or put your thinking caps on as to what you or your contacts can offer  . . . you never know . . . we've put everything else in place for a fun evening - just give us some stuff and bring along your wallet.  Free to attend.  Open to everyone in the world.


Saturday 28th April 2018 - Pig Race

A fun evening with bar and catering by Cavendish Club

Time: 7pm - 10.30pm  ish tbc

Venue: Cavendish Club, Edensor

Some video footage of Pig Race in Feb 2017 on Facebook . . .!

As promised - Photos of School Summer Fair 16 June 2016 - Climbing Wall, Stocks, Penalties

As promised - Photos of School Summer Fair  16 June 2016 - Climbing Wall, Stocks, Penalties 1
As promised - Photos of School Summer Fair  16 June 2016 - Climbing Wall, Stocks, Penalties 2
As promised - Photos of School Summer Fair  16 June 2016 - Climbing Wall, Stocks, Penalties 3
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