A very friendly battalion of elves took over St John’s C of E Primary School this week and treated pupils and their families to all kinds of festive fun. The elves were responsible for the school’s Christmas Fair, manning stalls and helping to raise money for equipment and to support learning.
Friends Committee member Jenna Cook said, “This is just one event of those we organise during the school year. Together with discos, bingo, fairs and non-uniform days we aim to raise about £5,000 over the year which all goes back to the school.” She added, “We’ve been planning and preparing for the Christmas Fair since September and had support from staff, parents, carers and local businesses who’ve all contributed – donating raffle prizes in particular.” From the evidence of the raffle’s hampers, contributions had been very generous.
The elves, Father Christmas in his charming grotto, candy floss, tombolas, games for children to play, face-painting and an impressive array of home-made cakes – including a snowman baked using a traditional Romanian recipe – generated lots of excitement, and all in a good cause.