A Cracking Christmas Fair

Friday, 21 December 2012 From Issue Vol. XX No. 51 By  Yukta Shahi (Year 9) Photos by Ritche Guisona

The Christmas Fair at Garden International School (GIS) raised a record amount thanks to a visit from Santa, fun-packed stalls and a football tournament. This year nearly 120,000 baht was collected, the highest ever amount.

The fair was held at the primary covered area on Saturday, December 1 and included video games, snacks from around the world and a raffle. The raffle, like always, was the highlight of the fair, as all day people waited eagerly to hear their names called out. The raffle gifts included bicycles, an LED TV and an iPod Touch.

IB students man the teddy bear stall.IB students man the teddy bear stall.

The day was very hot so no-one was afraid to get wet. As a result the most popular stalls were the ‘Water Balloon Fight’ and ‘Soak the Teacher’, while the ice cream and drink stalls were constantly crowded. Some other fun activities were ‘Lucky Tree’, ‘Lucky Snowballs’, ‘Bottle Fishing’, ‘Froot Loops’ and the ‘Face Painting and Henna art’.

The IB students arranged their own Santa’s Grotto in one of the primary classrooms and there was a special video games’ room in another. A football tournament was also held, with several other international schools visiting. The GIS boys’ team did extremely well, reaching the final. Well done to all the teachers, students and staff who made the day a record-breaker!

Nearly got it! A young student tries out a stall.Nearly got it! A young student tries out a stall.

Splash! A Year 8 student gets soaked.Splash! A Year 8 student gets soaked.

A large football tournament was also held at the fair.A large football tournament was also held at the fair.

GIS were runners-up in the football tournament.GIS were runners-up in the football tournament.

Teacher Mr Elderkamp gets to meet Santa.Teacher Mr Elderkamp gets to meet Santa.

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