Katesgrove Primary School will be holding its winter fayre on Saturday 10 December from 11am until 2pm. It will include a Santa and a children’s entertainer with a magic and puppet show.
The annual event is run by the school’s parent teacher association (PTA) and all money raised goes towards the school and its children, including play equipment and utensils for cookery lessons.
The fayre raised nearly £2,000 last year and the PTA hopes for a similar amount this year.
“The day itself is a lovely community event,” said Liisa Ford, the PTA chair. “People take part in the raffle, find bargains at the toy stall, and sit down with a hot drink and a jacket potato, or sample world foods whilst enjoying the atmosphere.”
“This is without a doubt my favourite part of the day [because] people actually stay to relax and converse with other parents and members of the community,” she added.
Santa won’t be holed up in his grotto, but will instead be walking around to make sure each child gets a chance to meet him.
“The main thing is the unique community spirit and seeing people from all walks of life come together and enjoy each others’ company,” said Liisa Ford. “I warmly invite you to come and join us on the day, it will be a wonderful experience!”
Entry is free and the school is on Dorothy Street.