St Dominic’s welcomed the start of the Christmas festivities recently, with their annual Christmas Fair. As ever, the event attracted a large number of visitors, all searching for that special Christmas present and trying their luck at winning one of the many prizes in the grand draw. This year the Parent Teacher Association (PTA) worked hard with the student council to ensure that everyone attending the fair would enjoy it as much as ever. Joanna Hughes from the PTA gave special praise to Vicky Tempel and Jean Pimenta, who put in much time and effort to make the event possible. She said: “It is worth the effort when you see the smile on people’s faces”.
The International Music School got the fair off to a good start with some lively pieces of music under the direction of Stephanie Duarte and Father Christmas was on hand for the smaller visitors. There was a huge selection of international food, beauty products and Christmas gifts on sale, plus face painting, a gym full of children’s games and a highly entertaining cake auction. This was all followed by the grand raffle draw, which allowed visitors to the fair to scoop some fantastic prizes.
The profits from the fair will be split equally between a local charity and the PTA, who will spend their share on some new, much-needed equipment for students at the school.