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Christmas enterprise bonanza

The PHC was full of frenzied festive fun for the Christmas Enterprise Fair as pupils, teachers, parents and friends flocked to buy their stocking-fillers, eat delicious food and take part in the festive games and challenges prepared by our own enterprising young entrepreneurs.

Homemade goodies and refreshments were available from Festive Fudge, Brownie Points, Jingle Bell Girls, The Ginger Bakers, Fresh Pancakes, Cake for Christmas, Sweet Treats, The Cupcake Place, Sweet Candy and Christmas Mocktails while The Hub provided hot dogs, pizza, waffles, hot chocolate and cookies.

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Beautiful hand crafted goods were available from The Crazy Christmas Crafters, Christmas Surprise, Festive Horseshoes and while gifts were available from Cracking Christmas Gifts and Cams Corner. There were of games and challenges galore from Bottle Flip, Crazy golf, Spin the Wheel, Playstation VR, It’s a Knockout, Pick a Card, Human Fruit Machine, Poke the Star, Festive Fun and there was even an arm wrestling competition.

Outside was The Ultimate Footy Challenge and Soak the Teacher while the Santa Express (a miniature steam) train worked tireless all morning ferrying eager students, staff and visitors along the snow covered track. Thank you to Dave Dilnot, local resident and steam training enthusiast, for bringing his locomotive and for sharing his enthusiasm.

Old favourites such Burst a Balloon, Christmas Tombola and Send a Candy Cane were in attendance alongside new stalls including The Pants Challenge, Slime Time and Teacher Knock Out.  Of course, no Christmas fair would of been complete without a selfie with Santa and a sing-along to a festive tune or two.


Best Presented Stall was awarded to R T Supplies run by Tom Evans and Rollo Edwards who wowed everyone with their wonderful array of hand crafted decorations and darts game.

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Sam and Lucy Hughes and Darcie Connacher were awarded the Best Business Idea for their innovative Pants Challenge which caused great hilarity as students competed to put on, as overgarments, as many undergarments as possible!

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The largest donation was received from Tom Gray who ran Festive Horseshoes selling handmade horseshoe decorations and tea lights.  Best Business Brand, a new award this year, was awarded to the inventive ‘The Ginger Bakers’ created by William James, Eric Johnson and Harvey Green.

All the Houses did incredibly well, but only one can be awarded the House Enterprise Shield, and this year Donne have been victorious.

Well done to everyone who took part, we raised an impressive £1,112.58 for Cancer Research.

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