Members of the Prep School Stock Market Investment Club organised a wonderful Spring Fete and raised the magnificent sum of £930. This money will be invested by the club under the expert stewardship of our adviser and all proceeds given back for the benefit of pupils.

Decked out with bunting and gazebos, colourful stalls and cake stands, the atmosphere of a traditional family fete prevailed. Doors opened early to an enthusiastic crowd who were keen to pick up some bargains.

For the sporty, there was a 100m run to compete in; tin-can alley for the bowling enthusiast; as well as the bean bag toss and hoopla. For those in need of retail therapy there were many enticing stalls to visit: toys and teddies; dressing up outfits; quality books for all ages; and for the discerning canine – dog treats (handmade by Mr Brooks, the club’s adviser).

Children and adults alike enjoyed having a go at traditional entertainments such as ‘Guess how many marbles in a jar / the name of the teddy / which baby matches which teacher?’ (very tricky, even for staff!) Other popular stalls included the raffle, treasure map, lolly lucky dip and the cup and ball trick. Finally, for those seeking an intellectual challenge, fete goers were invited to estimate the midday FTSE 100 level (very appropriate given the club’s purpose).

After all their exertions, many headed to the cake stall where a veritable smorgasbord of culinary delights awaited them.

All in all, the Spring Fete was a huge success and a testament to the energy and entrepreneurship of the 14 club members from Year 5 and Year 6 who planned the Fete, made posters, baked cakes and donated their own toys, teddies and games.

A huge thank you goes to the wonderful parents who supported the club in this endeavour and to everyone who attended the Fete and made it such a memorable occasion.

By Mrs Ross

 


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