Thursday, 21 December 2017

Annual Christmas celebrations enjoyed by pupils

Written by Ava and Eve - Year 7 student reporters

On Tuesday the 19th of December at 5:00 pm, Whitley Academy hosted the annual Christmas Fair in our cafeteria, decorated for the snowy season, by the school lake.

The bright Christmas decorations lit up the room, sparkling next to the light green background colour of the walls, along with the dazzling items that have been handmade by our lovely school pupils.

Some of those fabulous gifts included; glowing and decorative bottles, delicious hot chocolate reindeer, and crafts aplenty. In addition, there was delightful sweet treats and a tasty buffet with everything you could imagine on it.

There was a merry mood filling the room and not only our friends and family joined us, but ex-students and even teachers from another school came to enjoy the fabulous festivities. All around the room people (young and old) were laughing and having a great time observing all the fantastic items they could get and the prizes they could win in the raffle.

Some of the most popular stalls were the slime stall (as that is the most popular craze of 2017), elegant light up bottles, biscuit and cake decorating, and baubles that would add a splash of colour to the Christmas tree. But everyone did an extraordinary job!

We had a lot of special visitors but one that stood out the most was Santa! He brought a lot of festive cheer to everyone, even some of our teachers sat on his lap. You’re never too old for Santa!

This fair may all just be for fun, but being with your family and friends, also the feeling of pure joy, really made this night memorable for everyone. The festive ambience of the whole room will remain in our memories for a long time.

Now to wrap this up like a Christmas present! We would like to give a special thanks to our amazing teachers, who helped us provide such a fabulous fair.

We hope you have a very merry Christmas and a happy new year. 

All the best wishes for 2018!