FIGS Autumn Fair
The annual FIGS (Friends of Invicta Grammar School) Autumn Fair took place on Saturday, 17 September. Once again students in Years 8 and 9 worked together to organise a stall each. The Charity Representatives and Form Captains rallied their tutor groups to ensure they were ready to run their stall on the day.
The FIGS committee also worked together to ensure the day was a success. Money raised by the committee spent on projects and equipment to benefit the students. Most recently FIGS have helped to fund tents and equipment for students taking the Duke of Edinburgh Award; purchased Fit Bitz to support the Active8 initiative; funded Book Buzz books for every new Year 7; purchased hundreds of books for the Reading Room and replaced the benches and sun umbrellas in the grounds. Last year’s Fair raised £800 and part of the money went towards a new PA system. This year the students stalls raised £772.91 and other stall and refreshments have taken the total to approximately £1200.
The students ran some very interesting stalls: Guess the Weight of the Cake; Sale of Fruit Stick; Pick and Mix Sweet Stall; Car Game; Face Painting; Pillow Fighting; Guess the Weight of the PUG; Knock Down the Cans; Netball Shooting; Photo Booth; Name the Teddy; Lucky Dip Stick Game; Henna and Temporary Tattoes; Arts and Crafts.
Other stalls, were the Crockery Smash; Welly Wanging (supported by the Golden Boot Shop in Maidstone); Shove Ha'Penny; Sumo Wrestling; Bouncy Assault Course; with guest appearances from the Dance Group Reel Éire; the student house bands; and Open Mic performances
Thank you to all our amazing parents, students, staff and friends, with particular thanks to Santander who helped with the setting up and support of the student stalls and who have made a prize match promise meaning the total raised with be approximately £2400. A fantastic amount.
Thank you to Mrs Stafford and the FIGS team. The Fair would not be such a fantastic success if they were not willing to put in so much time and effort.
Please see page 23 of this week’s Kent Messenger for more photographs and an article.