John O’Gaunt students in Hungerford dug deep into their resources, imagination and pockets in a Spring Fair Event to raise money for the British Red Cross Ukraine Crisis Appeal – a cause very close to their hearts and constantly in our thoughts.
An awful lot of hard work went into them planning, organising, running and manning the event, with students playing to their strengths and also taking on new challenges within their Tutor Group ‘families’.
An array of traditional and inventive fun games, activities and food was organised by year groups across the school. These included Prize Golf, Tin Can Alley, Coke Fishing, a hotly contested Penalty Shootout, Money Tree (so they do exist!) Splat The Rat, Face Painting (where the Ukrainian flag proved popular in support) and beautiful artistry involved from students offering Henna Hand Painting.
That perennial favourite ‘Bottle Flip,’ had the addition of a fiendishly clever, scientific ‘fairground calculation.’ This meant that just the right amount of water was added to the bottles, to make this as challenging-but-just-about-achievable as possible – designed to keep the ‘punters’ coming back! A Tuck Shop and the extremely popular Fresh Popcorn Stall were also great fundraisers. (Appreciative students Josh, Freya, Libby, Charlotte and Naomi are pictured).
With £254.20 alone raised by the Tombola run by Year 7 collectively, the grand total was £820! Very well done to all involved!