As they move up through the school, we are always looking for opportunities for our students to take the lead. One such opportunity was provided by changes to this year’s Christmas Fair. Usually, our Christmas Fair is one of the seasonal highlights with families and friends, guests and visitors all coming to enjoy the festivities. However, this year, restrictions led to a re-think.
Instead, students in our Senior School were tasked with running the fair, alongside a select group of parent volunteers who manned the Winter Market.
From Santa in his grotto to the games in the gym; from Christmas crafts in the dance suite to musical performances in the atrium, students were given the green light to step into the shoes of our hard-working teachers in running the event. Of course, this didn’t mean teachers sat back with a Christmas cookie and a cup of hot chocolate - scaffolding the experience and guiding students to make good decisions is part of the role, and the whole school – from marketing to admin, IT to finance – was on hand to support them and help set-up the event.