Salusbury Summer Fest – Highlights to tickle your tastebuds

Over on our facebook page we’ve been keeping our followers updated with all the fun of the fair on Saturday, focussing on a new highlight each day.  We’re conscious that not everyone is on facebook so just to make sure no one misses our on the anticipation, we thought we’d post them here as well…

12 Days to Go
12 days until the summer fair and we thought it was about time to tickle your taste buds with all the wonderful things you can look forward to. First up is a NEW AREA we are very excited about…hosted by our very own Damien Healy is our Virtual Reality Funhouse with lots of VR experiences covering relaxed meandering sandbox activities, energetic games and only for those who are not faint of heart, how about a VR rollercoaster! We suspect some children (and parents) will be spending a lot of time here!

11 Days to Go
11 days to go to Salusbury Summer Fest and what a treat we have for you. Amelie is an ex-Salusbury student (now in Year 8) and makes the most gorgeous polymer clay pendants perfect for key chains, necklaces, beach bag accessories etc. Handmade from scratch so each piece is guaranteed to be unique she very generously donates all profits to FoSS. At Christmas she sold out before the fair was finished so make sure you swing by her stall early to avoid disappointment! Here’s a sneak peek of what she’ll have on offer (if the FoSS committee haven’t bought them all)

10 Days to Go
10 days to go and today we’re talking traditional fete games. Who doesn’t love the good old favourites? We’ve got all the usual – Hook a duck, Beat the Goalie and Splat the Teacher (including your final chance to “splat” Jenny Brown) in the main playground and in the Greenspace they’ll be Splat the Rat, Tug of War and introducing the Human Fruit Machine!

9 Days to Go
9 Days to go to Salusbury Summer Fest! And what would a Summer Fest be without our popular Tombola but we need your help!! We’ve already had a few suitable donations but after the success of our Tombola day before the Christmas Fair, we are once again asking children to come to school in non-uniform tomorrow in return for a donation of a Tombola gift – wine, chocolates, trinkets, new books and toys etc. We’ll also be collecting filled jars for the kids tombola – all you need is an empty jar and whatever you can get your hands on – small toys, trading cards, hair bands, sweets etc!
Tomorrow the school are also marking #GreenForGrenfell day where pupils are encouraged to wear green and donate whatever they can to the collection buckets that will be at school. Additionally, FoSS has decided that all proceeds from the Tombola stall will go to the victims of the Grenfell Tower and the governors will also have a bucket for any additional donations to the cause. So please donate lots of Tombola gifts tomorrow and let’s make it the best we’ve ever had!

6 Days to Go
6 days to go to Salusbury Summer Fest! Who doesn’t love a bargain!?!? Swing on by to our PRE-LOVED STALLS and find all manner of treasures including Books, DVDs, Toys, Bric-a-Brac and Second Hand Uniform at fantastic prices. Many items are new or good as! We’ve already got some amazing items, though STILL NEED PLENTY MORE DONATIONS so please keep them coming this week!

5 Days to Go
5 days to go to Salusbury Summer Fest! Did you all get your raffle books on Friday? Each child was sent home with a book of 4 tickets (50p a ticket or £2 for a book) and there are some wonderful prizes from local businesses and parents (see full list below) so please do buy or sell the tickets and return the completed stubs with correct money to the school office. We have plenty more tickets to sell and they are available from the FoSS donations stall at drop off and pick-up each day and the school office and if we have any left over we’ll also be selling them on the day!:

Bob’s Cafe – £40 voucher
Boden – £50 voucher
Bombshell Nails – Classic manicure
Cutting Crew – £30 voucher
Darryl Williams – Tennis Private lessons
Darryl Williams – Music Recording session
Dinny Hall – Dinny Hall Jewellery
Field to Fork Organics – two vegi bags & t-shirts
Fireflies Dance – one terms classes
Flip Out – two jump tickets
Harvard International – Goodmans Digital Radio
Harvard International – Goodmans Vinyl Turntable
Iris – £30 voucher
Kirstie Allsopp – Craft kits
London Guitar Academy – Taster session
Lexi Cinema – one years’ membership
Mary’s Disco – two tickets to the monthly kids disco
Michiko Sushino – Dinner for 2 (Set menu)
Movers & Shakers – Course of fitness classes
Nooki – £75 voucher
Nuffield Gym
City of London Corporation – Tennis session
City of London Corporation – Pitch and Putt session
Queens Park Flowers – Bouquet
Queens Park Books – £30 voucher
Salusbury Winestore – two bottles of wine
Sarah Donne Massage – one hour holistic massage
Stack Magazines – annual subscription
Swimming Nature – fast track course
Sybil Roskill Osteopathy – consultation and one follow-up treatment
Wing Productions – walkie talkies
Worldly Wicked and Wise – voucher for framing
Yogaloft – 2 classes
Zumba with Natalie – ten-class Zumba pass

4 Days to go
Come and sample the delicious food and drink we have lined up for you! For a small treat why not hit up our candy floss and cooling slushies stall. When you’re ready for something more substantial swing on over to the BBQ where we’ll be serving beef burgers, lamb, chicken, halloumi and sausages; Meanwhile the drinks stall will be serving Pimms, wines, beers, prosecco and soft drinks. And for dessert? Well you’ll be spoilt for choice! Strawberries & Cream and Cakes in the main playground and/or make your way to the Greenspace for Cream teas. It truly will be the taste of summer!

3 Days to Go!
It’s time to get those creative juices flowing. Our Arts and Crafts stall in the main playground will have a great selection of activities to keep little and big kids entertained including t-shirt and tote bag decorating and picture frame and treasure chest adorning. As usual, all creations can be taken away to keep or give to someone special as a wonderful gift! And, whilst you’re getting creative, why not decorate your face with some face paints with lots of Summery themed designs on our face painting stall to choose from! Meanwhile in the Greenspace we have a very exciting new activity – Throw a Pot with Jacqui (our resident pottery expert) – no experience necessary and another lovely keep sake!

2 Days to Go!
What with the last minute frenzy of pulling everything together, FoSS are very much looking forward to the relaxing and chilled vibes of the Greenspace. We’ve touched on individual activities in various previous posts but we thought we’d paint a picture of the serenity that is the Greenspace at the summer fair… A gorgeous garden littered with bunting, classical music gently filling the air, decadent cream teas and cooling ice lollies, vintage fete games, a treasure hunt and performances from our lower school choir New Voices. Once you’ve feasted on the excitement of the playground and lower hall, make sure you come and relax out back!
1 Day to Go!
Well we can barely contain our excitement by now but thankfully its ONLY ONE MORE SLEEP until the pinnacle of the FoSS calendar! Last up on our countdown but by no means least is our fairground rides. Trampolines, bouncy slides, test your strength and tea cup rides, there’s something for everyone.
Thank you to everyone who helped set-up today – its looking great! Still lots to set-up tomorrow morning though so please do come on down early if you can. We look forward to welcoming you tomorrow to SALUSBURY SUMMER FEST!