Hello there! It’s Miles again and I’m back with my third and final blog. Last Friday, the school held its annual Advent Fayre (just two days before the official countdown to Christmas) and there was plenty for everyone to do.
The Year 8s had been working hard for several months in Design Technology to get their stalls for the fayre together and to make some money for charity. There was everything from ‘Shoot the Target’ to ‘Elf Spa Scrubs’ for sale and all of the stalls prepared by Year 8s were run by them as well. We haven’t yet officially counted how much money the stalls raised, but we estimate it to be in the region of £400. We also had the choir singing Christmas carols and a bake sale selling refreshments and festive treats, as well as the climbing wall being used by large groups of eager boys.
Although I did not have the chance to visit it, I have heard that, in the theatre, some reptiles were brought in, including a snake that several brave students and adults dared to have coiled around their necks!
The school itself has certainly been looking a lot more Christmassy recently, with the lights, wreaths and, most importantly, trees being brought in! I would like to say a huge thank you to all the teachers and parents who worked hard to set up the sports hall and make the fayre such a success and to Mr Bingham and his family for providing and putting up the fabulous Christmas tree and decorations.
As we near the end of the term, I would urge the boys to keep working hard and would like to pass on a message from the prefect team on locker duty in the mornings: don’t slide on the ice! After our annual Christmas Carol Service on the 18th ends (I hope to hear you all singing loud and proud!) I will be passing the role of deputy head boy onto Oskar for the Spring Term. I have thoroughly enjoyed carrying out my duties, in particular writing my blogs, and I hope that Oskar enjoys the role as much as I have.
To conclude my final blog, I would like to say thank you for reading and (if a bit premature) Happy Christmas!