Kids ready for big day out
It is all systems go as goods are being prepared, musical items rehearsed and recipes tested for the Great Southern Grammar Kingfisher Fair.
There are some exciting activities on the program for the biennial event held by the Kalgan school early next month.
Yabby racing, eco-log sales, a pet parade and a silent disco are some of the hottest tickets on the list.
Principal Mark Sawle said the wider community was welcome to come and see what the fuss was about when it all kicked off on September 8.
“The purpose of the fair is friends and fundraising, bringing the community on campus together to experience and enjoy the spirit of the school,” he said.
“The whole school community comes together to give back to the school and the community.
“Classes, home rooms and departments within the school, including boarding, all prepare for the fair well in advance. They make and bake goods to be sold, staff the stalls, show community members around the school and open up their school life for all to see and experience.
“It is a source of great pride for the students to showcase their school and their work.”
This year the event is fundraising for bus shelters for the students. Mr Sawle said a significant proportion of GSG students caught the bus to and from school each day.
“They brave the weather to wait for the buses at school and it is timely to consider sun and weather shelters to keep them sun-safe and dry,” he said.
“Students have been involved in designing ideas for the shelters, with the winners announced at the fair.”
The students have made sure there is plenty for visitors to do with a sideshow alley, show bags, market stalls and more.
The Kingfisher Fair will run from 11am to 3pm. Entry is free.
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