The AESA Winter Fair took place straight after school on Friday 6th December 2013. There were a variety of stalls on offer such as a general tombola stall, craft stalls, chocolate tombola stall, jewellery stall, hoopla, play your cards right and splat the rat. This year we introduced an “international cake stall” where parents contributed a wide range of their traditional delicacies that reflected the multi-cultural diversity that is part of the Anglo European School.
There were tasty sausages, cheese burgers and vegetarian chilli available throughout the afternoon plus mulled wine. In addition the school gymnastics team, the choir, and our talented music students all performed on stage in the main hall. Special guests also included the “Windmill Theatre School” who performed a selection of songs from productions of Chicago, Blood Brothers, Shrek, Miss Saigon and Les Miserables. Phil Cavil, who played the Engineer in Miss Saigon and the longest running lead as Jean Valjean in Les Miserables (in the West End) performed his signature tunes.
Once again we had a large Bucking Rodeo Bull in the centre of the hall where everyone who took part was competing to see who could stay on the longest before being thrown off. There was also a fantastic display of owls in the Euro Lounge.
The Diamond Draw proved popular with a fantastic range of gifts available to be won. First prize was a mini iPad won by a delighted Year 7 student.
The School Association produced a brochure “Winter Fair Brochure 2013” which was circulated to all the pupils and parents of the school, packed full of information about both AES and the School Association as well as a number of advertisers promoting their gifts and services.
All in all a very successful event which was enjoyed by all and which together with the Diamond Draw raised over £2700.