The annual Christmas Fair raised in excess of £10,000 for 3 chosen charities: Kids Company, SA-YES, and Family Friends. Once again the event proved to be a favourite with over 1,000 people in attendance. The HSPA and Events Committee organised the event with help from the 15s Prefects and school sponsor, Winkworth in Barnes.
Guests were treated to a musical feast organised by our Head of Music, Ms Reynolds. There were performances from the Staff Choir, Stilettos, Training Choir, Senior Girls’ Choir, Senior Boys’ Choir, Sixth Form Choir and the School Band.
As in previous years, the Christmas Bazaar was very popular with a range of items from books and toys to jewellery and food being offered by stalls such as Tango Books, Double Flip, Clair Green Jewellery and Vallebona Deli. There was a large number of activity-based stalls organised by the Harrodian, including a Tea Cup Carousel, Lucky Dip, Gooey Dip, Hoop the Snowman, a Photo Booth and a Gyroscope Ride. The Tombola and Raffle were also a great success with many prizes donated generously.
Children had the opportunity to meet Santa in his grotto, while adults shopped and warmed themselves with a glass or two of mulled wine. Refreshments were plentiful and served from the Curry Stall, BBQ, Cake Stall and Bar. As a grand finale there was an impressive fireworks display - a highlight for the whole family.
The HSPA would like to say a huge thank you to all the parents, staff and pupils who came and supported the Harrodian Christmas Fair.