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‘Kids in America’ Achieve Stellar Results at Winter Fayre

Author: Redbrick Published: 30th November 2017 10:07


President Donald Trump, the Statue of Liberty and Wonder Woman were among the popular fancy dress choices at this year's Winter Fayre, held at Ockbrook School in Derbyshire.

Students, teachers and parents all embraced the American theme at the annual fundraising event and raised more than £2,000 for the school's chosen charities The Shaw Mind Foundation and World Animal Protection.

Tom Brooksby, Headmaster, Ockbrook School, says: "Winter Fayre always captures the imagination of staff and students and this year did not disappoint. My applause must go to every single student who was involved; its success is the result of your relentless hard work. The money raised will be added to monies raised throughout this academic year and will go towards supporting the incredible work of our chosen charities."

Winter Fayre was organised by students from Year 7 to 13 and featured an exciting range of American-themed stalls; from ‘Trump' toiletries and a White House Raffle in the Washington D.C themed room, to refreshments from the Tiki Bar in Hawaii. And no Winter Fayre would be complete without a special visit from Father Christmas, who was located in his Alaskan Grotto.

Head Girl Hannah Moore dressed as the Statue of Liberty and Head Boy Ted Phillips as Donald Trump. They add: "A lot of hard work has gone into organising Winter Fayre and on behalf of every student involved, we're thankful for the generosity of everyone who attended. All year groups pulled together and put in extra hours and it certainly paid off with a staggering amount made for our charities!"

Success also came from the school's Young Enterprise team, ‘Vortex', which sold all of its handmade creative Christmas cards. Plus, the Ockbrook School Parents Association's (OSPA) cake stall whet the appetite of many visitors with their delicious selection of hand-crafted cakes to raise funds for the school.

Ockbrook School is a 200 year old leading co-educational independent school located in rural Derbyshire. It caters for boys and girls aged three to 18, has its own nursery and thriving sixth form and offers weekly and full boarding for boys and girls from age 11.

The Shaw Mind Foundation is a national organisation that is passionate about tackling the stigma associated with mental health issues.

World Animal Protection is an international non-profit organisation that aims for a world where animal welfare matters and animal cruelty has ended.

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