Fairmead’s Christmas Fayre was a complete sell-out thanks to our creative and industrious students and staff.
More than £300 was raised last Friday afternoon, which will ensure our school funds are topped up for the year ahead.
Art co-ordinator Amy Huskisson organised the decorations and layout in the hall, which many of our students helped with in their art classes. The main display wall in the hall showcased collages of giant abstract Christmas trees, baubles and crackers. Amy’s art students also made pom pom tree decorations and wreaths, which were a bestseller.
HLTA Sian Jinks and her students made beautiful present labels and NQT Charlotte Briatore had the highly original idea of getting her students making and selling reindeer food!
The fantastic Fairmead School Choir sang their eclectic mix of traditional carols and festive-themed pop songs to an enthusiastic audience of parents, carers and governors. After the half-hour performance, parents continued with their Chrismas shopping.
Fairmead’s sixth formers raised nearly £150, which was a staggering achievement and thanks mainly to our Business Enterprise students who have been busy making their own brand of crafty gifts called Made with Love. Business Enterprise leader Karen Tolley said:
‘Our sixth formers and one enthusiastic Key Stage 4 student did an amazing job. We made ornamental miniature Christmas trees out of twigs, turned charity shop wine glasses into tea light holders, transformed old teacups and saucers into bird feeders and made some beaded jewelery sets as well’.
Sixth form Hair and Beauty students raised money by painting nails at 50p a hand, with many boys joining in and getting their nails done as a bit of a festive laugh.
HLTA David Dummackin and his Design Technology students made wooden tree decorations, which could be decorated to suit your taste with chalk. Last but not least HLTA Jacqui Munn and her cookery students made exquisite peppermint creams and gingerbread men.
The event was really well attended and thank you to everyone in the Fairmead School community who came along to support our efforts.