Well the Sandy ridge Winter fest went ahead yesterday and is their annual Christmas fair. It was nearly 70 degrees here and the whole school was set up like a winter wonderland which felt very strange indeed. There was loads going on both inside and out including lots of games to play in the gym hall, a craft fair for adults and children in the library, a huge bouncy castle, a mini train providing rides for about 20 people, pony rides, a cook out (BBQ), silent auctions – when people bid on prizes,(the fourth fourth teachers are offering 7 pupils a chance to have a high tea with their teachers for an hour after school with Scottish dancing and Scottish games.)
There are also basket raffles, where each class provide donations towards a theme, fill up a basket and then they are raffled. One basket included an i pod and ipad, another had lots of shopping gift cards in it, Star Wars toys and stuff, lego, golf prizes etc. My class basket contained a Kindle Nook and lots of accessories and ebooks. As you can imagine these are very popular indeed. There was also a gingerbread house competition when children and adults bake or make a house out of cakes or cookies, they were amazing and looked delicious.
Mr and Mrs Macniven volunteered to wrap presents as here in the USA this service is offered in every store and shop. All this was arranged by the school PTA and great fun was had by all.