Last weekend was certainly a busy one in the Junior School, starting with the Christmas Tree Festival on Friday evening and ending with the Nativity performance on Sunday afternoon. In the middle of all that was the ever-popular Christmas Fair, organised by the wonderful St Leonards Parents Association.
St Katharines Hall was packed with imaginative stands run by the children and offering everything from putting at Charlie’s Christmas Golf Stall to raffles, glitter hairspray stripes, freshly made waffles, candy floss and lots of homemade reindeer food, including an eco-friendly version to sprinkle outside on Christmas Eve!
The Avenue had expanded this year into the Years 1-3 classrooms and there was plenty of gift inspiration thanks to the brilliant vendors who set up shop selling scented candles, seasonal greenery, ceramics, skincare products, cakes, jewellery, St Leonards Seniors merchandise and lots, lots more.
The Retreat Café served as the perfect place for a break with some home baking and a cup of coffee, while all the different activities were under way.
More than 80 gingerbread houses were decorated and Santa’s Grotto was a huge hit. A big thank you to Father Christmas for taking time out of his busy festive schedule to visit St Leonards twice in one weekend!
This year’s St Leonards Christmas Fair raised a very impressive £737.19 for Scottish Air Ambulance.