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30.11.17 - ‘Kids in America’ Achieve Stellar Results at Winter Fayre

President Donald Trump, the Statue of Liberty and Wonder Woman were among the popular fancy dress choices at this year’s Winter Fayre.  

We all embraced the American theme at the annual fundraising event and raised more than £2,000 for our chosen charities The Shaw Mind Foundation and World Animal Protection.

Headmaster, Tom Brooksby says: “Winter Fayre always captures the imagination of staff and students and this year did not disappoint. My applause must go to every single student who was involved; its success is the result of your relentless hard work. The money raised will be added to monies raised throughout this academic year and will go towards supporting the incredible work of our chosen charities.”

Winter Fayre was organised by students from Year 7 to 13 and featured an exciting range of American-themed stalls; from ‘Trump’ toiletries and a White House Raffle in the Washington D.C themed room, to refreshments from the Tiki Bar in Hawaii. And no Winter Fayre would be complete without a special visit from Father Christmas, who was located in his Alaskan Grotto.

Head Girl Hannah Moore dressed as the Statue of Liberty and Head Boy Ted Phillips as Donald Trump. They add: “A lot of hard work has gone into organising Winter Fayre and on behalf of every student involved, we’re thankful for the generosity of everyone who attended. All year groups pulled together and put in extra hours and it certainly paid off with a staggering amount made for our charities!”

Success also came from our Young Enterprise team, ‘Vortex’, which sold all of its handmade creative Christmas cards. Plus, the Ockbrook School Parents Association’s (OSPA) cake stall whet the appetite of many visitors with their delicious selection of hand-crafted cakes to raise funds for the school.