Year 8 Virtual Fair | King's Hall School Taunton

Year 8 Virtual Fair

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As with many other aspects of school life this term, we began toying with the idea of creating a virtual version of the traditional Year 8 Charity Fair that normally takes place on the North Field in the last week of the school year.

The four Year 8 tutors, Mrs Hardy, Madame Murray, Madame Harvey and Mr Morgan got together remotely with Mr Watson to discuss ideas and suggestions for how this might actually work.

With the intention of raising as much money as possible for the children’s charity, Brainwave, the tutors decided that the Year 8 pupils, in small groups, would video themselves performing a challenge, that our younger pupils and their tutors would then remotely predict the winners of each challenge whilst donating to this excellent cause.

The onus was very much on the Year 8 pupils to deliver some fun and exciting challenges, and we were delighted with the results. The activities ranged from the traditional sweets in the jar and egg throwing and catching, to the more painful 'hand in an ice bucket challenge' and drinking a pint of cold water in as short a time as possible. The girls proved far braver at this particular one as, unlike the boys, they brushed their teeth first, which apparently makes it more painful!

There were also some exciting football ‘keepy uppy’ and skipping competitions, as well some cricket challenges, grape throwing (and catching in the mouth!) and some challenges in which pupils even managed to involve their horses! Perhaps the prize for originality goes to the ‘guess how long the queue at the Macdonald’s drive thru is’ – the answer being very long indeed.

Some great fun was had by the Year 8s in producing the challenges and also by those watching them, but most importantly a very pleasing amount of money was raised for a very worthwhile charity.

Our thanks go to everyone involved in making this new event such a success and to the kind generosity of our King's community. If you've not already done so and would like to make a donation, you can follow this link to our Just Giving page:

At the time of writing, the children have exceeded their £1200 target.

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