The countdown to Christmas was kicked off in style at Skegby Junior Academy last Monday with the school’s annual Christmas Fair.
Having decorated the school with festive displays based on the theme of the 12 days of Christmas, the school opened its doors on the first school day in December for the event.
Children in the upper school organised a range of games and activities including ‘Throw Rudolph’s Nose through Santa’s Mouth’ and ‘Name the Celebrity Santas’, as well as traditional games such as ‘Guess the Name of the Teddy’.
Each of the academy’s four houses had come up with the idea for goods to sell on their own stall and the pupils had worked hard to produce wreaths, pencil cases, Winter chocolates and craft boxes.
The houses are in competition with each other to make the most profit throughout the year and the money made at the Christmas fair will go towards that total.
The cooking club also baked a selection of different flavoured cookies and sold these in decorated jars.
There was a visit from Santa and various other stalls manned by parents and members of the community.
Louise Fritchley, the academy’s deputy principal, said that the school council had also taken a key role in the organisation of the event and it had helped get everyone into the festive spirit.
She said: “It really gets the month kicked off to a lovely start and gets lots of people through the door to see the Christmas displays and what the children have been doing.”
The Christmas fair raised an impressive £780 and the school council will decide what projects to spend it on.