Thunder Goes Down A Storm At PTA Christmas Fayre

Thunder the reindeer was the hit attraction at this year’s Princethorpe PTA Christmas Fayre, as the College welcomed hundreds of visitors to the school to mark the start of the run up to the Christmas celebrations.

Tinsel, baubles, mulled wine and festive cheer were in abundance, along with an excellent array of stalls selling artisan products and gifts for the organised and discerning Christmas shopper. To add to the seasonal excitement there were plenty of activities for all ages to participate in, including the ever popular ‘water to wine’ stall and bottle tombola and a children’s Christmas craft room. Of course there was also the chance to meet Father Christmas himself in his glittering sleigh. Ably supported by his elves, he delighted children of all ages and found out what was at the top of many a Christmas list.

A feast for the senses, the crowds also enjoyed musical entertainment in the shape of the performances by youngsters from the Bilton Silver Band, who entertained with a range of festive tunes to get everyone in the mood.

As the good-humoured queues attested the Beer and Bratwurst and Mulled Wine stalls were very popular, as were the sumptuous cakes and warming hot drinks which were all on sale in the Sixth Form Dining Room. A perfect place to pause before taking the opportunity to pop outside to pet the fabulous Thunder himself.

Our huge thanks go out to the many helpers, supporters and workers who made the Fayre such a success. It is the one of the PTA’s main fundraising events and they are delighted to report that this year the Fayre and Christmas raffle have raised a record amount of over £5,000.

A very merry Christmas to one and all!

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