What better way to spend a hot summer's afternoon in Wythenshawe than by soaking up the atmosphere of a traditional Summer Fayre at Saint Paul’s Catholic High School in Wythenshawe.
This was the first Mid-Summer Fayre held at the school and it was a great success bringing all the traditions, trappings and trimmings of an English country village fete to the heart of Wythenshawe. Raising funds for the school’s outdoor classroom and garden, the fayre boasted food, drink and craft stalls, live music, dancing, children's activities, tombola and lashings of community spirit.
The fayre was well attended by families and friends of the school and there were many wonderful gifts to buy including a wide selection of fabulous home-made cakes, beautiful plants and flowers and a variety of international food. There were also many exciting prizes which had been donated by local businesses to be won on the raffle.
The stalls presented a wide variety of items for sale ranging from plants to books to cards to jewellery and a host of 'collectables'. On the food side we had an excellent BBQ and afternoon teas and served by a band of cheerful volunteers.
The arena was full of events. We had a Zumba, Belly dancing and world dancing demonstrations by the Urban Gypsies, the Jazzy J dancers performed some lively sequences and music was supplied by the school choir who performed a mix of entertaining songs and we also had the pleasure of hearing the steel pans.
Brave pupil, Charlie Burkhill, cut off her lovely hair to raise money for the Burns Unit at Wythenshawe Hospital.
“A tremendous amount was packed into those three hours and with a brilliant turnout of visitors we managed to raise a significant amount for the new school garden!“ commented Mrs Fiona Minshall, Head Teacher at Saint Paul’s. “I would like to thank all those who made cakes, manned stalls and who contributed in so many ways to make the Fayre such a success; their help and support was very much appreciated.”