Duck Race Details

There are 6 races with 500 ducks taking part in each. The winner of each race will receive a prize and the first 10 ducks from each race then automatically qualify for the Grand Final.

1st Race – Speedy Ducks from Class Cover – Sponsored by Class Cover

2nd Race – The Toovey’s Auction Golden Duck Cup – Sponsored by Toovey’s

3rd Race – The Nutcracker Cup – Sponsored by The Dance Hut

4th Race – EYE EYE DUCKY – Sponsored by Martin Steels

5th Race – A quacking good facial – Sponsored by Body & Face

6th Race – Southduck Gliding Cup – Sponsored by Southdown Gliding Club

Grand Final is kindly sponsored by

Storrington Duck Race Raffle Tickets

The Storrington Duck Race is our biggest fundraiser. With your generous help we aim to raise enough money to fund our pool costs for the coming year as well as continue to work with the school to fund a wider curriculum.  If we all sell the tickets that are brought home by the students, it has the potential to utterly transform our fundraising for the year as all proceeds go directly to Storrington Primary School.

There are fabulous prizes this year including: 

So please buy/sell the tickets, which are £1 each and in books of 5. If you need more tickets then please come to the Storrington Primary School office to collect or buy more.

Completed ticket stubs and cash need to be returned to the school office no later than Wednesday 17th May. If you are paying by cheque, please make it payable to ‘Friends of Storrington School’. Please return any unsold tickets to the school office so that we can try and sell them on the race day.

Why do we hold a duck race to raise money for Storrington Primary School?

We hold the Duck Race to raise money for the Storrington Primary School pool upkeep and maintenance as well as additional resources for the wider curriculum.

Sports play an essential role in shaping young people’s lives, and they can have a positive impact on both physical and mental health. Participating in sports activities at school can help students develop teamwork skills, self-confidence, and leadership qualities.

Firstly, participating in sports activities can help students develop their physical fitness and overall health. Regular exercise is crucial for maintaining a healthy body weight and reducing the risk of chronic diseases such as heart disease, diabetes, and obesity. Sports can also promote healthy habits such as proper nutrition and hydration, which can have lifelong benefits for students’ health.

Swimming helps children!

Secondly, sports can help students develop valuable social skills. Playing sports requires teamwork and cooperation, which can help students develop their communication and interpersonal skills. Students who participate in sports activities can also learn how to work through conflicts and solve problems effectively, which can translate into other areas of their lives.

Thirdly, sports can improve students’ mental health and well-being. Physical exercise releases endorphins, which are known to improve mood and reduce stress and anxiety. Participating in sports activities can also help students develop self-confidence and a positive self-image, which can have a significant impact on their mental health.

Finally, sports can help students develop leadership qualities. Students who participate in sports activities often take on leadership roles, such as team captain or coach. These roles can help students develop leadership skills such as communication, decision-making, and problem-solving, which can be valuable in both personal and professional settings.

That is why Storrington Primary School believes that sports play a vital role in school education and can have a positive impact on students’ physical, social, and mental health. By providing opportunities for students to participate in sports activities, our school can help them develop valuable skills and qualities that can benefit them throughout their lives. So, it is crucial that we support the Storrington Duck Race to enable our school to prioritise sports activities as part of their educational programs to provide students with a holistic learning experience.

How are rubber ducks made?

Rubber ducks are a classic toy that has been enjoyed by generations of children and adults alike. These cute and colorful toys are a staple of bath time and have become a symbol of childhood. But have you ever wondered how rubber ducks are made?

The first step in making a rubber duck is to create a mold. The mold is made from a high-quality, heat-resistant silicone material, which is designed to withstand the high temperatures of the manufacturing process. The mold is created by injecting liquid silicone into a pattern of the duck’s shape, which is then cured in a heat-controlled environment to form a solid mold.

Creating a rubber duck

Once the mold is complete, the next step is to create the rubber duck itself. The raw material used to make rubber ducks is a type of rubber called vinyl. Vinyl is a flexible, durable material that can be molded into various shapes. The vinyl is poured into the mold, which is then heated to a specific temperature to cure the vinyl and form the rubber duck’s shape.

After the rubber duck has been formed, it is removed from the mold and sent to a finishing department where any excess vinyl is trimmed away. The duck is then cleaned and dried before being painted. The paint used to color the rubber ducks is a special type of paint called “flocking,” which adheres to the vinyl surface and is resistant to water.

The final step in making a rubber duck is to add any additional details, such as eyes or a beak. These details are typically made from a non-toxic, water-resistant plastic material that is attached to the duck using a special adhesive.

So when you watch your ducks race to glory, spare a minute to appreciate all the hard work put in to creating these little yellow toys!