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TSIMS Host Summer Fayre

TSIMS Host Summer Fayre

On Saturday 11th of May the annual Summer Fayre was held at The Grange. The whole school worked together to set up a variety of stalls for an afternoon of games, music and entertainment. Each tutor group held a stand with the aim being to have fun and raise the most money for our chosen charity Himalayan Children.

Mrs House’s tutor group set up a skittle alley on the lawn and a face painting marquee. Kitty and Risako took charge of painting the faces of the guests, with a variety of brightly coloured designs showcasing their artistic talent. Mrs Shearman was head chef at the BBQ, with her tutor group also selling Pick ‘n’ mix to the guests. Mr Eksteen’s tutor group set up Haribo pong and held a Penalty shootout while Mr Ngo’s tutor group made the most of the weather, stacking up bottles and seeing who had the best aim with water pistols, to knock them down again. Mrs Stevens held ‘Name the Gnome’ with each competitor paying 50p with a chance to take the gnome home at the end of the day.

Other stalls on offer included a book stall, and popular cake and international stalls with students’ kindly donating items from their own countries to sell. Students and guests also enjoyed battling it out on the inflatable gladiator, with Mr Morris and Mr Dunn taking to the podiums. Mrs Griffiths, our Art Teacher, constructed an art exhibition of the students’ portraits and animal landscape work. This was greatly enjoyed by the visitors and brought the dining room to life.

Under the marquee, we were treated to a great range of musical performances from our talented students and the school choir was joined by Mr Duncan and Mrs House for performances of ‘Havana’ and ‘Do you hear the people sing?’ led by Miss Conway. The afternoon was brought to a close by the announcement of the winners of the Name the Gnome (won by Joan with a guess of Benedict) and Skittles competitions followed by the Raffle draw.

On Sunday, students at The Grange continued to enjoy the sunshine into the evening with a BBQ for dinner and water fight on the lawn.

Katherine Barnett