3rd December 2022
Writing: Benjamin Porter (Year 7)
Editing: Shaylin Patel (Year 12)
This year, the first annual DCGS Christmas Fayre was held after a two year hiatus (on account of the COVID-19 pandemic) and was an event that many were looking forward to: from the new students in Year 7 to parents and staff alike.
The hall, sports hall and studio were jam-packed with people touring various activities. The tombolas proved to be extremely popular, with the chocolate tombola proving to be so busy that after just an hour and a half of opening, they were out of chocolate to give away! The bottle tombola had a constant queue leading up to it and the hamper selection, which filled almost one whole wall of the hall with hampers for all ages (and some even for pets!), was selling at an amazing rate. Along with raffle tickets for the hamper draw at the end of the event, around the rest of the hall were stalls selling locally made “Dropmore Vineyard” wines, boxes of chocolates and scented candles.
Several school bands played live music in the studio which also had lots of fun chance games, including Coin Drop, the Money Tree and Pass the Pigs. The canteen was open for the sale of hot food, drinks, mince pies and cake, with the sports hall containing a Krispy Kreme stall in the foyer with various fun sports activities inside. These included Splat the Rat (with a cricket bat!), a tin can alley and even a table tennis robot!
All the funds raised from this year's Christmas Fayre will go towards the new science labs. It was brilliantly organised and was a super event to go to - great fun for everyone!