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St Judes Summer Fair 2021: A fair like no other

Published: 08/07/2021 By St Jude's School

Without a fair in 2020, we were all delighted once head teacher Miss New gave us the go ahead for a fair back in April. Planning began pretty much straight away to great excitement.
First up, we were delighted to hear that Pedder wanted to generously support the school once again through their estate agent signs. This news alone cheered us all immensely as we knew we were off to a promising start!
Hellen agreed to take on the running of the fair, having done so with such success in 2019. She immediately set about coordinating volunteers for the various stalls, fair games, food stand, bar and Pimms garden. Many families were only too keen to rummage at home to find a mountain of bits and bobs for the bric-a-brac stall. Never forget, one person’s junk is another person’s treasure!
Classes 5 and 6 were busy rehearsing the steel pans, always such a key part of the Summer Fair. And on the morning of 14th June, volunteer St Jude’s families found Pedder boards outside their homes, proudly advertising the fair. It felt like we were well and truly on track!
Then a few days later came the disappointing news that lockdown easing was to be delayed by a possible four weeks, meaning that the fair couldn’t take place on 3rd July as planned. An in-school bubble fair was considered just for the children to enjoy, but sadly this too proved impossible this year.
We were, however, able to hold our usual raffle, which saw many local businesses donate amazing prizes. We were pleased to be supported by Brixton Therapy Centre, il Sovrano, Canopy, Llewelyns, Agile Rabbit, Rancho de Lalo, Rubens, Maya’s Bakehouse, Brockwell Beers Homebrew and 400 Rabbits. And we are of course most grateful that our event was kindly sponsored by the Herne Hill Estate Agents Pedder.
And so our thoughts turn to summer 2022 in the hope that the St Jude’s Summer Fair will be back, bigger and bolder than ever!