Sixth Form students spread Christmas cheer

On the 7th December, Rainford High hosted the annual Christmas Fayre, in the hopes of raising significant funds for Alder Hey Children’s Hospital. With attractions such as our very own Rainford concert band performing live music, a Santa’s grotto, and a large variety of stalls- that sold many wonderful handmade gifts. The Sixth Form held their own stall, selling drinks, gingerbread men and a very successful name the teddy, run mainly by the council members and Mr. Fletcher. Overall, this made approximately £100-£200, which was added to the final funds, where over £2000 was raised for a worthy cause.

Among the local charities being helped by the funds collected, many Sixth Form students set up stalls raising money for their trip to Ghana in the summer, where they will help a less-affluent area build a STEM-centre to add to facilities built by our students in previous years.

Around the school, the corridors were bustling with the festive spirit of Christmas. Students of all age groups were paramount to the success of this event. Moreover, there was a safe environment where everyone could enjoy themselves and interact with the local community. The canteen was filled with a wide variety of stalls selling food ranging from a succulent hog roast, to selection boxes, to gingerbread Santas. Drinks were also available all over the school, including warm, refreshing beverages for the adults, and fizzy drinks for the children.

The Rainford choir and concert band commented on the electric atmosphere of the main science floor, from their viewpoint as performers. While playing more recent numbers such as ‘Do You Want to Build a Snowman’ amongst traditional carols like ‘Silent Night,’ the concert band drew a large crowd of Fayre-goers. The beautiful sounds of our students’ live music added to the atmosphere.

Overall, the Fayre was a huge success, with all visitors enjoying themselves, and all participants commented on the lively atmosphere. The biggest success however, was the awareness and money raised for local charities. A video of the event created by Rainford TV can be seen below:

Cc. Conor Gibson, Luke Botcherby, Rachel Moore, Jack Wilde

Video by James Hooton and Rainford TV