Thank you all for your wonderful support at the Christmas Fair last Saturday. I am sure you will agree the FOG team did a brilliant job and it was a lovely occasion. There was plenty for the children to do, some lovely refreshments, a fantastic raffle and lovely craft available to buy. In total the fair raised £3736.42 . I was particularly impressed with the great ideas form the senior pupils in Young Enterprise Club. Miss Crangles has worked wonders with them and I went along a couple of weeks ago 'Dragons Den' style to listen to their money making schemes and to ask some awkward questions. The groups who brought their ideas to fruition were proud to tell us in our Senior Assembly that they made £127.90 profit from their ideas.
We have had more sporting successes this week both in swimming and rugby, I am very grateful to Mr Clark for keeping us all up to date with regular tweets as these events are going on. Please read the detailed reports in the bulletin.
The Christmas Tree is now lit up and I have been listening to snippets of plays, carols and other Christmassy songs for a couple of weeks so the excitement is mounting for all our end of term productions. My thanks to all the staff for their inspired direction and hard work to bring these events to the stage! And to all the parents who have sourced some fantastic costumes for their children. I know they will be super productions and I look forward to seeing many of you at these lovely occasions.
The festivities began for me yesterday evening when I enjoyed watching Mrs Outten's ballet club perform to proud parents. The girls were so focussed on their moves and were enchanting to watch. Then this morning I was lucky enough to see our Nursery children reduce their audience to tears and laughter with their impressive production of 'Christmas in the Toy Shop.' Reception then wowed us with their very confident performance of 'Hey Ewe' The staff have used all their creative talents to enable the children to deliver such polished performances. This afternoon I am sure I am in for a treat when year 1 and year 2 children take to the stage at Great Missenden Hall. What a fabulous way to end the week!
Sue La Farge