Year 10 students have been busy in their PD lessons planning the school Christmas fair and all their preparation paid off last week. Despite one or two anxieties over materials arriving in the post on time, in the end every group succeeded in running an excellent stall.
There were sweet treats galore, with fudge, cookie dough, brownies and a chocolate fountain. The students not only made some delicious foods but had also thought really carefully about how they were presented. Other offerings included a photo booth and some lovely handmade Christmas cards and hairbands. Two groups decided on games, which proved very popular: ‘chimney chuck’ involved hurling empty boxes wrapped as presents down a cardboard chimney. This soon became very competitive and the social area was awash with wrapping paper and shouts of encouragement. Felix in year 7, I’m reliably informed, wins the prize for getting in the most presents down in chimney in 30 seconds (8).
Of course, no Christmas fair would be complete without an opportunity to get back at the teachers: Thank you to Mark, Martin, Richard and Rachel who bravely agreed to be cream-pie’d in the face in the name of charity!
Well done to all the groups, who showed great initiative and fantastic team spirit. All the money raised goes to charities of the students’ choice, including the Mary Sesay Orphanage in Sierra Leone, Helen and Douglas House and the Oxford Animal Sanctuary.