Shipton Bellinger Primary School held its Christmas Fayre, raising money for new playground markings, picnic rugs for the summer and for a new projector in the hall.
Headteacher Derek Atkinson welcomed Sir George before he declared the Fayre open.
"The school is doing well, with buoyant numbers and a balanced budget. It was good to see the local County councillor, Pat West, drop in with her husband Peter. I did some gentle Christmas shopping, picking up a tea towel with all the children and the Head drawn on it."