We were delighted to host our annual Christmas Fayre on Friday 2 December for our staff, students, families and friends. The occasion proved a huge success and provided an opportunity for our school community to come together during the festive period whilst raising funds for our local chosen charity and the refurbishment of our Astroturf.
At Northampton High, we always aim to support the local community through donations and various fundraising activities. This Christmas, Northampton High are supporting KidsAid, a Northampton-based child-focused charity that delivers long-term therapeutic support for young people who have experienced trauma and are suffering from mental health difficulties.
On the evening of the event, we were thrilled to open our fabulous Christmas market, comprising 20 independent stalls, to families and friends, following an extremely successful lunchtime opening for our students. It was wonderful to watch our devoted community fill the Senior Hall to show their support, once again, and enjoy the array of handmade goods and tasty home-baked treats on offer!
The night was filled with Christmas Carols and a festive buzz as we welcomed our families to enjoy the tasty refreshments and take part in a very popular bottle tombola and raffle. With a whole host of prizes to be won, our guests returned home with full arms and wide smiles! We were particularly thrilled to be joined by Santa Claus and his elves at our Christmas Fayre, and our children were overjoyed to visit him in his grotto to receive a special gift!
As the evening came to a close, so did our Silent Auction, with many last minute bids flying in to win one of the fabulous prizes. We would like to thank everyone for their participation in our Christmas auction and can reveal that our fundraising efforts totalled £1,019 for this activity alone!
With the generosity of our entire school community we are extremely proud to have raised over £2,300 which will be donated to KidsAid to support their incredible work and the safeguarding of children as well as supporting the refurbishment of our Astroturf.