07.12.16 - Out of this World Winter Fayre

A ‘Space Adventure’ fancy dress theme captured the imagination of our staff and students at the Winter Fayre this year, with Princess Leia and NASA astronauts proving popular choices.

The annual fundraising event made over £2,500 for the school’s chosen charities Derby Kids’ Camp and the Alzheimer’s Society. Derby Kids’ Camp organise holidays for disadvantaged children, whilst the Alzheimer’s Society is leading the fight against dementia.

Headmaster, Tom Brooksby said: “Everyone looks forward to Winter Fayre and this year’s theme raised a few eyebrows. Those who dressed up embraced the ‘Space Adventure’ theme enthusiastically and brought a smile to parents and students alike.

“This spirit of adventure and fun runs through life at Ockbrook School and occasions like Winter Fayre are a fantastic opportunity for us to share this with our wider school community. Our congratulations go to our head girl Lucie Othacéhé and her deputy Kezia Martin, who organised this year’s event.”

Speaking about the efforts that went into organising the event, Lucie said: “It has been a lot of hard work making sure everything was ready for the weekend, but it was all worthwhile given the extraordinary generosity of everyone who joined us. Raising £2,500 for our chosen charities is just fantastic.

“A real highlight for many of us was Head of Physics Mr Gupta’s efforts in the fancy dress competition, which saw him dressed as Princess Leia!”

Winter Fayre featured an exciting range of stalls organised by students from Year 7 to 13, as well as Chewbacca’s Tombola offering prizes ranging from a champagne breakfast for two to Pandora jewellery gifts. And no Winter Fayre would be complete without a special visit from Father Christmas.

Alongside charity fundraising efforts, our Young Enterprise team ‘Fruition’ were on hand selling a selection of handmade creative Christmas cards, plus seasonal bags of delicious fudge. Those with a sweet tooth also indulged their passion on the Ockbrook School Parents Association’s (OSPA) cake stall, selling a stunning selection of hand crafted cakes to raise funds for the school.