‘Festive Fun Day’ – Friday 16th December 2016
As you will be already aware, we were unable to host our annual Christmas Market at Tarporley High School & 6th Form College this academic year. However, we would still like to celebrate the festive season with our students and find an opportunity to support local and national charities in the spirit of Christmas. We have therefore decided to host a ‘Festive Fun Day’ in school on Friday 16th December to coincide with the national ‘Christmas Jumper Day’ fundraising event.
- Christmas Jumper Day is an annual fundraising campaign in the UK organised by the charity Save the Children. On Friday 16th December, people are encouraged to make the world better with a sweater and raise funds for Save the Children by wearing a Christmas jumper and making a minimum donation of £1.
The event will be a whole school non-uniform day, with those taking part wearing a Christmas jumper they already own, decorating an existing jumper with festive decorations, or even knitting their own.
Staff will be collecting donations of £1 as students arrive in school. Anyone not wishing to participate should come to school in full uniform as normal.
In addition to this non-uniform celebration:
- We will be hosting a ‘Festive Market’ in the school hall at lunchtime. This will be an opportunity for students to come into the warm, enjoy the festive music being played by a number of our music students and purchase some food or gifts from our market stalls.
We would like to request the support of parents/carers in donating cakes, mince pies etc (either homemade or shop bought!) to sell at this event in order to raise further funds for Save the Children
Any students who would like the opportunity to hold a stall at the Market should speak to their tutor to register their interest.
- We have teamed up with local business ‘The Ice Cream Farm, Tattenhall’ to ensure that the 134 children that are homeless in Chester, North Wales and Wrexham are really able to celebrate Christmas this year. By adding to a homeless child’s stocking you will be providing a child with presents to open up on Christmas Day, that without your support they would likely go without.
We will be collecting any donations to this cause during registration time on Friday 16th December and will deliver the gifts to the Ice Cream Farm before the 23rd. All toys donated need to be new due to health and safety reasons, and should be left unwrapped so that parents and carers can check the items.
The children will be visiting the Ice Cream Farm on Christmas Eve, where they will receive their presents from Santa himself!
Many thanks in advance for any support that you are able to provide and ‘Merry Christmas’!
Miss C Blackhurst
Associate Assistant Headteacher