Friday, 7 December 2012

More Christmas Fayre photos

Whilst all this fun was going on in the community room, parents, staff and pupils were serving refreshments in the cafe area. Our thanks go to Mr Oakley & Ms Butler who made turkey sandwiches and to Mrs Wagstaff who served drinks, along with thanks to pupils and parents who provided some delicious buns, cakes and biscuits to keep us going. We called this 'Festive Fuel' and it certainly helped to pass the time!

We really enjoyed the Primary Department singing a medley of Christmas carols:

At the end of the afternoon, the winners from the competitions were announced:
Mr Grummett won the food & drink hamper:

Mrs Stenton won the Pamper Hamper:

Alyssia McMahon correctly guessed the Pirate Treasure hiding place (Sapphire Sea) and won a game and chocolate coins:

Mrs Dunning correctly named the elephant (Ella):

Other prize-winners who were not there to collect their prizes:
* Seth Housley won the sweets (guessing 380, when the correct answer was 364)
* Lathusan Thyakaran who correctly named the polar bear Snowball
* Jake Mount who guessed the name of the cottage (Reindeer Row)

Our thanks go to all who helped in any way, shape or form, especially:
* all parents who donated gifts for the hamper, home baking or home produce or bottles for the Lucky Dip Game
* all parents, grandparents and friends who came along to make the Fayre such a success
* FHHS members who gave their time sacrificially to price items, set up and clear away and help out in so many practical ways
* Mr Oakley & Ms Butler & Mrs Wagstaff for their help with refreshments
* Mrs Thomas for the Pirate Map
* Mrs Dodd for donating the cuddly toys
* Mrs Clee for her help in filling the mugs with chocolates and selling another 36 BCS mugs!
* all parents and pupils who helped to run the stalls
* Diane, Diane and Emma who brought their crafts and gifts to sell
* Stephen Turner & Mr Dunning for helping with the games
* Stacey Chapman for acting as our official photographer
* all staff who helped with the Primary singing and with setting up and clearing away of the Fayre. Such events cause much disruption to ordinary school life and the willingness of staff to support such events is much appreciated by all FHHS members.

Finally, mention must be made of the 'Save Our Surgery' fund to support the Children's Heart Unit in Yorkshire. We have personal experience of how this unit has helped people we know and we were very happy to support the 'Wear Red' campaign being run today.

It is easy at times to view fund-raising events with a somewhat jaded eye, especially at the end of a busy term. Joshua, pictured here with a relative and one of our pupils, is a vivid reminder of the marvellous work done by the Children's Heart Unit and we were very pleased to be able to offer our practical support of this charity at the same time as raising funds for school.

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