Saturday 25th September
How can you help?
Since Coronavirus hit, we have been unable to hold our usual May and Christmas Fayres. So, we are especially delighted to be able to announce our plans to host an Autumn Fayre in September.
The Fayre will run from 12pm - 3pm and will feature performances by the children throughout the day, alongside fun stalls and games. We will be looking for help in setting up, running a stall and helping to tidy up once the Fayre has finished. We also need plenty of donations to help the event take place.
The more volunteers we have, the less time people need to help, and the more time everyone has to spend with their children enjoying the event itself. Likewise, the more donations we have, the more money we can raise to support our school.
Here are some of the ways you can help our Fayre be a huge success.
* Please note, the information below has been based on Covid restrictions remaining lifted during September, this will be amended should this change.
Working on a stall
Running alongside the performances by the children, we will have stalls. These have been allocated to each class. You can find which stalls your class is running below, and the name of the Friends Class Rep who will be managing the stall on the day.
As well as the class stalls, we also have some additional stalls. These include Tokens (where people can change their money for tokens to spend at the Fayre), hot and cold refreshments (which will be served throughout the event), and the Silent Auction.
Each stall will open from 12pm and close at 3pm. They are run by two people at a time (more are needed for the refreshments) and we look to fill hourly slots. However, if you are happy to commit more time or can only manage half an hour, please still get in touch. If you would prefer to work alongside someone, or on a particular stall, please tell your Friends Rep or specify that in your message. Otherwise you will be allocated to a stall where help is required.
The work on the stall will generally involve taking tokens from the children, explaining how to play the game and awarding prizes. Each token is worth 50p and you just need to bundle the tokens into piles of ten and place in the pot provided.
We could really do with as many volunteers as possible. So, please talk to your Friends Rep or message us using the button below.
Nursery & Reception
Pick a Lolly
Nursery - Clare Dean
Reception - Hannah Wuermli
& Amelia Gledhill
Hook a Duck
Splat the Rat
New or good quality toys, to be donated by 21st September
Cakes to be brought in on
Loose change - envelopes for collection to be provided
Football speed competition
Tin Can Alley
Name the Llama
Helping to set up and tidy up
If you can't help out on a stall, maybe you could help us beforehand? The Fayre will run from 12pm - 3pm, however we will need help setting up and tidying up, once the Fayre has finished. No special skills are required, just a willingness to roll up your sleeves and get stuck in.
Friday 24th September 3.30pm
After school, we will need help getting out equipment, clearing space in the hall, setting up tables, and going through each of the stalls, ensuring we have all the equipment and signage needed.
We aim to get into the hall from 3.30pm and to leave by 5pm. We are able to have some children in the hall at the same time, but ask that you keep an eye on them.
Saturday 25th September 10am
From 10am, we will be at the school setting up. We will need help setting up the stalls, arranging any signage, and decorating the hall and playground. It is pretty much all hands on deck and any help at all would be gratefully received.
Saturday 25th September 3pm
When the Fayre closes, we need to return the school to its previous state. We will need help washing up, tidying up, putting down stalls and returning equipment. It's a dirty job but someone's got to do it, so any help would be much appreciated.
Make a donation
If you can't donate your time, we could do with as many donations as possible.
As you can see from above, some of the stalls will need items to help them run. We would be incredibly grateful for any donations you can make. So, please donate what you can and return to the school on the dates provided.
At the Fayre we will be running a Silent Auction where people can bid to win a special gift or experience. If you have a prize you would like to donate that would be incredible. If you are a local business or company and would like to donate a prize we are also happy to feature your logo on our website and also on any Fayre publicity.
With any event we run, we look to keep our costs to a minimum, so as much profit as possible goes back to the school. We need things such as catering equipment, table covers, decorations and outdoor covers, such as marquees. If you are able to donate any items you think might be useful, or even loan us equipment for this event, please do get in touch.
Come along and have fun
Of course, even if you can't help, please come along on the day and have some fun. And if you can invite some friends and family along too, that would be even better!