Wednesday, 8 June 2011

It's that time of year again...School Fair time.

Summer! Or as close as we in the UK get to it.  That can only mean it's that time of year again....Summer Term

It sends a shiver down my spine - sports day, summer fairs, school trips, raffles, school plays, prizes, donations the list seems to go on and on during this term. Not a week goes by without a coloured sheet of paper being waved in my face by Middle Son saying "letter from school for you".

Now the fact that it isn't in a brown envelope addressed to me personally makes me feel better but when I read the sheet I just know it is going to involve me sourcing something or paying something.

Now I am not being a Bah Humbug about it as I have been in the position of being on a school committee and having to find willing helpers. I know how hard that can be.

This year I have to applaud the idea's I have seen for our summer fair.  With the economy the way it is, they are certainly looking at alternative forms of fund raising.  We are having a 'Most amusing fruit or vegetable' competition, not for a prize but for the glory!  Now that's worth going to the Fair just to view what gets handed in to be judged and no doubt end up with a lighter purse at the end !

So I would like to know what the weirdest thing you have been asked to donate, find or make to raise funds for a school event..