Carols, Cakes and Jolly Japes at Bede’s Prep Christmas Fair
Tis the season to be jolly - and tis also the season for our ever-popular Friends of Bede's Prep School Christmas Fair!
This year saw our Sports Hall transformed into a thrilling hunting ground for Christmas shoppers with over 50 exciting stalls stocked with all manner of goodies from bags to books, jewellery to jolly jam jars, clothes to chocolates, and pictures to popcorn!
Our stallholders included some of the finest local crafts people as well as nationally acclaimed artists and not to mention very our own entrepreneurial children who set up and manned their own stalls.
The Hall was filled with the laughter of excited children making their way to visit Santa in his illuminated grotto. Even our Headmaster was caught up in the thrill of it all and insisted on visiting Santa to make sure his Christmas list had been received!
The smell of delicious homemade cakes, courtesy of our generous parents (who had obviously been studying the Great British Bake Off), wafted through the hall. Indeed, the standard was so high that two cakes baked by our pupils, Isabella, Year 5, and Erica, Year 8, were awarded as raffle prizes.
At 12 o'clock our talented Bede's Prep Choir were joined by parents and staff who all gathered around the twinkling tree to sing a selection of our favourite Christmas carols.
Everybody commented on what a fabulous event this had been; one external stallholder said, "I thought it had a great buzz about it and your school comes across as a warm, friendly and nurturing place to learn. I really enjoyed running my stall."
This has been a bumper year for stall holders and some have even booked for next year already!
The Friends would like to thank everybody within the Bede's community for their wonderful support with donations, setting up, attendance, manning stalls and clearing up; it is because of this combined effort everyone enjoyed a truly magical event.