The wind threatened to blow Glebe Primary School’s summer fair into the next county at times, but visitors were not to be deterred.
Organisers at the school in Sussex Road, Ickenham, welcomed current and incoming pupils on Saturday afternoon, despite the weather not holding up its side of the bargain.
Because of the strong gusts, some gazebos had to be taken down but most withstood the elements, and fat-suit sumo wrestling, book and gift stalls, and other games took place in the shelter.
Ickenham Pioneer Explorer Scout group took control of a barbecue, producing tasty burgers and hot dogs.
Karen Vaul, chairwoman of the parent-teacher association who was painting faces for the afternoon, said: “We had children from other schools, and some younger ones who are joining us next year, which was really nice.
“On behalf of the PTA, I would like to thank everybody for coming despite the awful weather. There was so much support, and we are so grateful.”