Unexpected start to St John’s Christmas Fair
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SIDMOUTH’S St John’s School had a ‘lovely afternoon’ for their Christmas Fair last Saturday, complete with Santa in his grotto, stalls, gifts for sale, games and activities.
But the event – which helped to raise funds for St John’s PTFA to support projects around the school – got off to an unexpected start… with a fire alarm!
“Yes!” said PTFA chair Louise Mayor. “It went off about a quarter of an hour before we were about to open the fair to the public. It made everybody aware that we were just about to open, I suppose.”
Thankfully, it was a false alarm and the event opened fairly soon afterwards.
“It was a lovely afternoon,” said Louise. “It’s the fourth year we’ve done it. The junior school children had stalls, and we had 30 external stallholders as well.”
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The pupils’ stalls were full of seasonal gifts, while year six had an activity zone with various Christmas-related activities, including sweet-making.
“It was fantastic,” said Louise. “Everybody enjoyed it, there was a great atmosphere, plenty for the children to do and hopefully it was good for local businesses as well.”
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