Father Christmas touches down in Leonard Stanley30th November 2015
The school had a fantastic (if a little wet and windy) Christmas Fayre. The Tombola’s were as popular as ever with the Teddy & Chocolate Tombola being left with only 3 small teddies as the Fayre closed. Mr. Green was kept busy in his ‘Water & Wine’ stall with parents hoping at the end of their busy weeks that water could be turned into wine!
Lots of golden tickets were found on the cracker stall, the lucky dippers were lucky and Rudolph’s carrot game proved popular (for some children the only time they were keen on carrots!)
Mrs. Screen sold most of her stock in the first 5 minutes as helpers and early attenders bustled to get to the front of her stall. The cake stall saw lot’s of Christmas themed cakes leave the plates and hot food couldn’t come out of the kitchen quick enough with mince pies glugged down with yummy marshmallow covered hot chocolate.
There were plenty of Christmas wrapping paper, cards etc. courtesy of Mrs. Smith’s daughter and Tess Wheeler and more glow items for sale. Folsey had everyone guessing with their Treasure Chest game and we had a lucky winners for our ‘Guess the Weight of the Cake’, ‘Guess the Name of the Horse’ and raffle. There were also prize winners on the Card and Keyring Stalls.
And of course Father Christmas was very popular with the children (and parents alike) as they took a magical twinkly lit journey to meet him in the fantastic animal and igloo themed Grotto. The children will be seeing him again at the Christmas Party on the 17th December.
Mrs. Paget’s marshmallow snowman stall had children queuing round the table. Most painstakingly constructed their ‘Olaf’s’ and then devoured them on the spot with only a few biscuit crumbs remaining!
We raised a fantastic £1000 (after expenses) so thank you to all of the parents, pupils, members of the public, volunteers and teachers who attended and a massive thanks goes out to the following people without whose help the Fayre would not be possible…
Mr. Green – Manning the ‘Water & Wine’ stall
Louisa Barton & Katherine Govier – Manning the children’s tombola’s & setting up and clearing away
Mrs. Bullingham – Manning the Cracker Game
Mrs. Smith & Mrs. Carrington – Manning the Lucky Dip & Carrot Game
Shelley Cregg – Manning the Card Game
Lauren Smith – Manning the Key Ring Game
Mrs. Pinnock & Mrs. Jones – Father Christmas’ Helpers in the Grotto
Lisa Walters – Organising floats, helping set up and clear up the Fayre, sorting stallholders refreshments and much more besides!
Mrs. Smith’s daughter Emily – Christmas Card stall on behalf of a Cancer Charity
Tess Wheeler – Creating the Grotto and manning the Christmas Stock Stall
Chris Fletcher – Helping create & clear away the Grotto
Mr. Fraser – Manning the Glow Stall
Mrs. Screen – Manning her Knitted Teddy Stall
Emma Gardiner – Manning the Sweets & Popcorn Stall
Mrs. Hill & Mrs. Lacey – Manning the Cake Stall
Mrs. Evans, Mrs. Langston & Sophie Simmonds – Cooking and serving the hot food
Mrs. March, Mrs. Tabb & Mrs. Jackson & Helen March – Taking food orders & serving refreshments
Dean Ackland – Manning the Tombola Stall
Alison Govier, Roger Govier & Karen Sandbrooke – Additional assistance with setting up the Fayre
Mrs. Williams & Karen Sandbrooke – Supplying our ‘Guess the Weight of our Christmas Cakes’
P&S in Stonehouse – Supplying and manning the Roast Chestnuts Stall
Leonard Stanley Village Fayre Committee – Supplying of and helping to erect & dismantle the Grotto Marquee
Location Estate Agents – Supplying the car and prize for ‘Guess the Number of Balloons’
Stonehouse Choir – Carol singing (although we didn’t sing your voices were hugely appreciated)
All the parents who donated tombola and raffle prizes and those of you who donned your aprons and baked cakes for the cake & refreshment stalls. A big thank you to all who stayed behind to help clear up, our school cleaners Emma and Zoe and those of you who came in over the weekend to help dismantle the marquee etc.