A weekend of Fair’s

I attended two summer fair’s this weekend, along with Mike and Tom.  It was a great pleasure being able to speak to so many people, both young and old, about our vision for Navigators, along with our objectives and aims.

Friday – Redwood School

On Friday, it was the turn of Redwood School. After arriving marginally late, our gazebo went up within minutes, and we sat back waiting for the event to open. About 10 minutes into it, we soon realised that setting up right outside the football pitch was great for young person engagement, but the flying footballs were keeping the adults away. We soon moved closer and were soon getting enquiries about Lincoln Navigators. We spoke to many people, including one person who was interested in volunteering which is fantastic.

A special thanks must go to the people at Redwood School who invited us. It was their 50 year anniversary and suddenly upon realising that, all the 60s outfits made sense. The live music they supplied was fantastic too.

Saturday – Sir Francis Hill

A late evening turned into an early morning, and of course only a McDonalds Breakfast would do. After filling up, we went to the School to get set up for 9am as instructed, not realising the event didn’t actually begin until 11am. Once again, the gazebo was up on minutes and after using a well known knot to stop our banner from bending in the wind, we sat down and Mike led the discussions on other technological enhancements we could utilise for Lincoln Navigators.

It was soon 11am, and time for the fair to open. This was a bigger event than the one at Redwood, and we were soon having discussions with people both young and old. Something we quickly realised was that parents had seen us on facebook, and were coming over to speak to us to get some more details – this was great feedback, as it meant our social media strategy was bang on.

I’d like to thank the school for inviting us, especially for the free drinks voucher, and also for the re-tweet on twitter 🙂

Thanks for reading,

Matt

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