Community pull off a successful fayre

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Our whole school and Corpus Christi Parish Church Community came together on Saturday, July 6 for a huge ‘Corpus Christi Fayre’, writes headteacher Elizabeth Giltinan.

The idea came from Corpus Christi School Council, which wanted to have an event for everyone to join in.

It was organised by a committee which included teachers, parents, parishioners and the children from the school.

They completely planned the children’s fun activity playground.

It included lots of different things such as craft, games, sports games, find the treasure, and – most popular of all, Splat the Teacher.

A close second favourite was the police van, where the children put on the hats, sat in the van, and, best of all, set off the siren.

The hall events included Fair Trade, Filipino food, Teenage Cancer Trust, plus many home crafts.

The parents and parishioners ran fun game stalls and activities, face painting and hair braiding.

Over to the arena, which showcased school talents, including street dance, singing, choirs, with lots of crowd participation in a fun salsa session led by one of our parents.

The sun shone down on the retro-themed tea courtyard, with cream teas and homemade lemonade, and the queue for hot dogs and hamburgers stretched past the entrance to the school.

The big success of the day was our whole community sharing the fun.

The children were thrilled to hear that the school had over £2,000 to spend.

But what to spend it on? They are deep in discussion right now.