Fair deal at Burnside
Burnside Primary School’s Christmas fair delivered some festive cheer for the school last week.
The event pulled in around £3,500 , which will go towards the school’s parent council.
And there was a host of Christmas crackers for both kids and parents to enjoy.
Gerry McGhee, Chair of the Burnside Parent Council, felt the day was a roaring success.
He said: “It was nearly an entirely new team at the parent council that worked on the fair this year, and everyone worked hard to make it all go well.
“With being in a different school building than normal this year there were some logistical difficulties, but it all went smoothly in the end.
“We had lots of fun things for the kids to do, like Beat the Goalie, kids crafts and a petting zoo.
“There was a selection of private stall holders with various items to sell. Then inside the main hall we had various stalls with parents and teachers helping out, as well as the tombola.
“There was everything from a baubles sale to a bake off and second hand toys and books.
“We also had people from Yorkhill Hospital there, with a charity stall that was raising money for them.
“The atmosphere was really good throughout the whole day - it’s just really important to still have that connection to the community in there.
“It’s also a major fundraiser for the parent council, and something that has a lot of benefits for the school because of that.”
Christmas Crackers Gunilla Gordon, Tilda Black and Jane Barton with gifts for Yorkhill cystic fibrosis
They’ve Got Bottle The bottle stall was manned by Trish Kent, Lesley Green, Tracy Brown and Gillian Kelly
Burnside Bake-Off Fiona Welsh, Fraser Paton , Linda Phillips, Jamie Phillips and Emma Daly taste the cakes
The Santa Clause Samuel Kelly met Santa and helpers Julie Hanratty & mum Gillian Kelly
Teddy Time Winnie the Pooh was joined by Cara Smith at the teddy tombola
On Offer Moira Redmund at the toy stall with willing helpers