A won­der­ful Christ­mas time

Rutherglen Reformer - - News - Strat­ton Wil­liams

Calder­wood Pri­mary School’s Christ­mas Fair raised the fab­u­lous to­tal of £6700.

The Ruther­glen school’s an­nual event drew hun­dreds of sup­port­ers to help swell the cof­fers.

The fun day is or­gan­ised by the par­ent coun­cil and all pro­ceeds go to­wards fund­ing pan­tos, trips, out­ings and ed­u­ca­tional projects for all the school’s pupils.

“It was a fan­tas­tic event and hugely suc­cess­ful,” said head teacher Lisa Quinn.

“There is an enor­mous amount of work goes into or­gan­is­ing it all and par­ent coun­cil chair­per­son Jayne Swan­son and her team of 30 to 40 sup­port­ers do an amaz­ing job.”

There was a host of stalls and goods on of­fer as well as raf­fles and home bak­ing.

“The chil­dren had turned one area into a grotto and it was stun­ningly beau­ti­ful,” added Lisa.

All the pupils con­tributed to the event in some ca­pac­ity.

Lewis Steven­son busked with his sax­o­phone and there was a pre­sen­twrap­ping ser­vice.

The pupil coun­cil also ar­ranged its own room to or­gan­ise se­cret Santa – open to chil­dren only.

“It was fan­tas­tic. The young­sters were get­ting pre­sents for fam­ily mem­bers and even their pets,” added Lisa.

“In fact, they even bought Christ­mas gifts for Gus, the school cat.”

Lisa wishes to thank ev­ery­one who con­tributed to the suc­cess of the event, in­clud­ing par­ent coun­cil, par­ents, stall­hold­ers, pupils, lo­cal busi­nesses and mem­bers of the pub­lic.

Greet­ings Calder­wood pupils made loads of items for sale at the school fair

Caked in it Face paint­ing and home bak­ing proved a hit with pupils

Toy story Some of the goods on sale at the Christ­mas fair

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