I am proud to be the Head Teacher at Bernards Heath on a day to day basis but on Saturday I felt even prouder than ever!
To work amongst staff and parents who so willingly give up their time to provide amazing activities for the children who come to school here is fantastic. The fair was an absolute extravaganza! I thought last year couldn’t be beaten but I was wrong.
The buzz of excitement from the children last week was brilliant, so many children saying ‘are you going to the fair?’ they were so excited. In the lunch hall, on the playground and in classrooms children were talking about the money they had saved up and what they were going to spend it on. When Saturday morning finally arrived, what a choice they had! The games room with Olaf’s nose and hook a Christmas duck; the craft room with sparkly Christmas trees and glittering robins; the jam jars (with wildly varied contents!); craft stall with so many beautiful handmade gifts for Christmas; the wooden games, face paints, story tent, photo booth and secret present wrapping room! The adults weren’t disappointed either, the food stalls, BBQ and mulled wine kept them very happy.
On first count I was advised the total raised was an incredible £8,500… this is not the final total and I hope to publish this in Friday’s newsletter. We are currently in the process of updating our curriculum server and wireless capacity. Once this is completed we are planning to use the money you have raised to purchase new hardware to replace some of our older laptops. The children will really benefit from this new equipment and it will certainly impact positively on their learning at school.
A big thank you to everyone who donated, volunteered, created, baked, counted, painted, organised, cooked, helped set up and clear away.
Your efforts are appreciated.