5 December 2018
On Monday 3 December, The Oratory held their annual Christmas Fair, to great success.
As well as an array of interesting outside stallholders, selling a variety of wonderful arts, crafts, and foods, the Oratory Young Enterprise stall did a roaring trade in handmade lampshades, and Nathan Hicks in the third form sold beautiful handmade candle holders.
The Friends of the Oratory School sold out at their mulled wine stall, and all the bacon baps disappeared before the end of the night.
We were delighted to welcome the Oratory Prep School to sell hot chocolate and shortbread in aid of Path out of Poverty.
However, best of all was the huge effort put into the whole event by the boys of the OS. Each house organized a stall, and competed to raise the most money they could for the school’s charities, Launchpad and British Lung Foundation.
Norris had a constant flow of punters to their chocolate tombola, and Fitzalan’s Christmas hamper game had a lengthy queue and ran out of prizes well before the end of the night. St Philip House raised a colossal total from tombola and their ‘Name the Bear’ challenge (Stanley!). St John in particular showed great generosity in prizes for the raffle, but also ran their own money raffle, for which Mr Kemp showed himself to be a tough salesman. Faber had lots of fun challenging people to eat doughnuts off a string!
Father Christmas (aka Dr Danks) did his rounds handing out sweets to the children, and the Headmaster enthusiastically drew the raffle winners, handing out two holidays and a tablet from generous parents!
The Christmas Fair really saw the Oratory family at its best, coming together to raise a lot of money for charity and have fun in the process. We are all very grateful to everyone who took part, and especially those who spent generously on the night.