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What a fantastic run up to the end of term

Posted: 10th December 2014 | Category: Headmaster's Blog

What a fantastic run-up to the end of term!

On Saturday I was so impressed with the organisation of the Christmas Fayre: Santa was domiciled in the new Arts Room which doubled as a mesmerising grotto; the Gym was buzzing with stalls of every shape; tombolas, lucky dips, mulled wine, mince pies, silent auctions, the raffle and so many children’s games….what fun!  My sincere thanks to the FOSHA Committee for all their hard work in making this festive event such a success.

Some six years ago, at a similar Christmas Fayre, I was cajoled by the children into having my bald pate painted!  It was for FOSHA so how could I refuse?  Anything was, I thought, better than one previous year where I spent half an hour in a pillory being bombarded with ice cold water-drenched sponges!  One of the girl Prefects thought I would make a handsome lion and so I duly padded over to the artist who created a vibrant image of a lion on my head – much to the amusement of all the children and parents!

The Fayre was, as usual, a great success and we were in the final throes of clearing up when Fiona appeared and reminded me I had a Vets’ Rugby match at Uckfield.  I looked at my watch: 20 minutes to kick off!  I raced upstairs, changed into my kit, jumped in the car and drove over to the match.

Unfortunately it had already started.  The ref waved me on and I took up my place at Scrum Half.  The forwards burst into laughter and the lion turned bright crimson with embarrassment!  I had completely forgotten the face painting!

I swore then that I would never be face painted again so ………….. this year I appealed to a different feline predilection: a tiger!  One has to support FOSHA and the Christmas Fayre!

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