It is that time of year again when Great Binfields holds the very famous ‘Annual Children’s Fair’. Mrs Worgan and I have reminded ourselves of the proceedings and we are certainly looking forward to meeting with the new ‘Children’s Fair Working Party’ later today.
We are holding the Fair on Friday 3rd February from 1.45 – 2.45 pm. This involves our KS2 (junior) children setting up a variety of stalls in our hall that other pupils across the school can participate with or buy from. The focus is to build our children’s enterprise skills and have a Fair run and attended by our pupils. As you may well know from previous years, the children really enjoy this activity and are very committed to getting their stalls accepted and running. It encompasses skills of organisation, accountability and fair play. Prices for playing the games and for the items on sale will be in the 10-30p range. Please ensure that your children just bring their pocket money (maximum £2) in small change.
Previously the children have organised various games, activities, bric-a- brac stalls, books, cake stalls, popcorn booths, sweets and drinks stalls, as well as face painting and a nail painting bar - a wide variety on offer!!!! You may have some old toys, books, comics or games that would be suitable for such stalls. This is a golden opportunity to clear out any discarded items that would fit the bill. I am sure that some teams/stall holders will also need to bring in essential equipment to aid their stall. All can be brought in to school on the Friday morning and stored in our Treehouse Room - that is the morning of the 3rd February ready for the Fair that afternoon.
KS2 children, if you would like to run a stall with some of your friends (maximum 5 per group) please complete an application form which can be picked up from the School Office (only one form per team/stall needed) and return it by Thursday of next week (26th January).
Our office team and myself will meet with the committee on 27th January to further discuss ideas and agree on who is getting what to make the process fair and equitable for all. Once all has been finalised, a plan will be produced and handed out to the children so all stall teams know the brief and where their stall will be situated. The children will be able to advertise their stall and make price lists in the week leading up to the Fair. Please note the stall holders will need to stay after the Fair has finished to help put the school back together again or Mrs Sampson will be after me! Pick up time for stall holders will be the normal time of 3.15pm.
Like in previous years, all money raised will go towards outdoor lunchtime equipment which the committee will choose as a team. A prize will go to the most profitable stall as well as a prize for the best presented stall – hopefully a real incentive to do well!
Text/email reminders will be sent out nearer the time. Apologies in advance if your children start to raid cupboards for equipment for their stall – all in the name of enterprise!!