DUCKS are at the ready for the annual Slingsby Duck Race, which takes place on Saturday.

The event is part of a family fun day, organised by the Friends of Slingsby School (FOSS) to raise funds for the school.

The fun day takes place from 11am to 3pm at Slingsby Sports Field with ducks being released at 2pm.

The usual family fun such as an inflatable slide, face painting, bouncy castle, hook-a-duck, tombola and raffle with refreshments including a BBQ is available throughout the day.

Entry is free ad ducks, priced at £1, can be bought on the day or from the school in advance.

Prizes will be awarded to the first three ducks to cross the line.

There will also be a special prize for the duck that comes last.