Wellesley Park Primary School’s Parent Teachers’ Association showed how good a Christmas Fair can be last week. Taking over the whole school – hall, classrooms and playground – the committee and helpers had arranged dozens of stalls with things to buy and eat and games for children to play.
The organisation was impressive. The PTA had gathered a huge number of donated books and items of school uniform and made cakes, small gifts and decorations. An extensive Raffle offered a top prize of £100 and other competitions included guessing the number of stars round a Christmas cake, ‘Pick a Golden Cracker’, ‘Wine or Water?’ and a Tombola. Rudolph got in on the act too: his red nose provided the target for bean bags. Parents and staff were also kept busy painting faces and making pancakes.
A barbecue selling hot dogs and burgers had been set up in the playground together with two bouncy castles. There was even entertainment from the school’s choir singing Christmas songs in the school hall.
The PTA hopes to raise “about £1000” from the event but, given their commitment and organisation as well as support from the whole school community, it looked as though that figure could well be exceeded.