We have been really busy getting into the festive spirit with our hugely successful Christmas Fayre, Christmas Carol Concert, School Christmas Dinner and School Play.
We spent lots of time making Christmas decorations to sell for our Christmas Fayre, which was open to parents and members of the public. The fayre raised an impressive £350 for our school funds. Thanks to friends of Fairmead who also made things like crochet blankets and knitted toys to sell.
Our Christmas dinner gave staff the chance to sit and socialize with students over lunch and tell a few really bad Christmas jokes from our crackers.
The Christmas Carol Concert ushered in a new era at Fairmead, as this year instead of having the concert in the hall, we all walked down to St Michael’s Church in Yeovil, with its lovely acoustics and architecture.
It was an occasion whereby the whole school community including pupils, staff, parents, friends and governors were able to gather together and embrace the festive spirit, singing carols of old and new.
To open the service in full Christmas spirit, the school choir performed a confident and energetic rendition of four songs of which are to be performed within this year’s school Christmas productionVicar, Fr. David Anderson commented on how it was “wonderful to welcome Fairmead School back to St Michael’s Church and see some familiar faces”, and along with Rev. Elisabeth Isted, expressed how they looked forward to meeting pupils again in the new year.
The success of the event, buoyed by the rousing, melodious contribution of all gathered, ensures that we shall return next year.
We also had a few words from head teacher Tracy Felstead and governor David Bakewell wishing us all a very merry Christmas.
Last but not least, our school play this year was ‘The Santa Trap’ directed by Sue Huggins. It told the tale of children stuck in hospital over Christmas who hatch a plot to capture Santa to make them well again. Of course Santa is not that powerful, but he does manage to magic all their families to the hospital for Christmas day.
The play got a lot of laughs and the students were wonderful at remembering their lines, their cues and all the songs. A big thank you to Sue who did an amazing job of getting the play ready in short space of time.
Happy Christmas and a Happy New Year to you all!