Boscastle School Duck Race

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Date(s) - 05/07/2020
3:00 pm

Boscastle Harbour

It is with much regret that Boscastle School Association are forced to announce the cancellation of Duck Race Day 2020 due to the current restrictions regarding social gathering. This will be the first year since the late 1980s that this spectacular annual event has been unable to take place and we give our heartfelt thanks to all those involved in the organising over the past 30 years.

As you can imagine we are all deeply saddened by this, the children in particular. Duck Race has always been an incredibly fun day for the community and visitors alike. A time to come together and celebrate the school, the children, and their achievements throughout the year

In addition, last month we had planned to hold a ‘race for the fort’ sponsored event for the children. In early March, a team of parents cleared our sadly irreparable fort from the lower playground, which has been in place for around 20 years, with a view to raise half of the funds needed (approximately £6000) to install a replacement as soon as possible. Of course, this event similarly has been unable to take place.


With so many friends of Boscastle School suggesting that, with the cancellation of our events, they would like to continue to support the school association and replacement of the fort; we have decided to hold a virtual Duck Race draw to be held on Sunday 5th July at 3pm.

We have opened the following Just Giving page;

For every full £5 donated a ticket number (or ‘duck’) will be allocated (so if donating £5 you will have 1 ‘duck’ and if donating £30 you will receive 6 ‘ducks’). On the draw day we will use a number generator to give us our winners. Please ensure you enter both first and last name when donating. If you wish to remain anonymous but would still like to be in the draw please email with the time, date and amount of your donation so that we can allocate you with your duck numbers.

Prizes are as follows;

1st number drawn – £50 local produce hamper or £50 cash

2nd number drawn – £20 local produce hamper or £20 cash

3rd number drawn – £10 local produce hamper or £10 cash

We thank you, as always, for your continued support and wish you the best of luck for the draw!

Boscastle School Association