The Christmas Fair is always popular and both halls were crowded with hungry children and their parents/carers seeing what there was on offer. They were not disappointed as there were: delicious potatoes, fresh samosas, a cheese stall, a name the reindeer competition, a crafts room, you’re your own tattoos, a movie room and (of course) the much prized chocolate tombola! This was split into two halls this year. As a consequence, it sold out even faster than usual, despite mountains of goodies on offer.
All the money raised plays a vital role in purchasing additional equipment and experiences for our pupils. A huge “thank you” to the PTA for organising the event, the volunteers who manned the stalls and everyone (including former pupils) who came to support our school.
As with every Christmas Fair, the main event was visiting Santa in his Grotto. Santa had to work solidly for hours and was still there after most of the other stalls had sold out. Surly, this is because so many Talbot children made his “Good List” again.
Santa’s elves had been hard at work too - using ICT to create a clever, new queuing system. This meant that families didn’t have to stand outside in the miserable weather for ages. Everyone I spoke to agreed that this was a marvellous innervation.
Mrs Liddington led the School Choir through a selection of Christmas songs in the KS2 hall. The pupils performed really well, including a number of very brave solos. They certainly left everyone feeling very ready for Christmas!
Over the Christmas period, the School Choir can also be seen performing at St Andrews as part of the school carol service.