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Easter Treats at Hesketh House Spring Fair

Saturday, 05 April 2014

In spite of inclement weather, the Hesketh House Spring Fair bought a smile to every face.

Outside on the playground, there was a tempting aroma coming from the sizzling barbeque and the freshly made wood-fired pizzas. Indoors there was plenty to do, including a ‘Play Your Cards Right’ game, a ‘Guess the Teacher’ competition featuring childhood photos of the staff, and a ‘Guess the Weight of the Cake’ competition. Even the cake fitted the theme: it was topped with a fondant Junior Girls' School pupil!

Stalls filled the Hesketh House hall, selling any number of treats and gifts. As well as sweets and ice-cream, parents and pupils could buy books, cards for all occasions, jams and preserves, plants for the garden, and much more! There were even brightly coloured - and tightly sealed - mystery goodie bags, for those who wanted a surprise.

Bakers had been hard at work, supplying the cake stalls with plenty of home-made delights: with fairy cakes, slices of sponge cake, and cookies on offer, there was something for everyone. There was also a distinct Easter theme to the Spring Fair, with miniature chicks ‘nesting’ on the fairy cakes, stalls selling knitted chicks and Easter baskets, and plenty of mini-eggs around.

With Boys' Division Senior School band The Parallel Oreos to provide entertainment, there was a great atmosphere for the whole of the Spring Fair.

As the weather improved, the Junior Girls were even able to dance around the Maypole! You can watch a short video of their dance here.

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The Hesketh House Hall was packed with stalls

The Hesketh House Hall was packed with stalls

Miss Hincks and Mrs Kyle enjoying the Fair

Miss Hincks and Mrs Kyle enjoying the Fair

The Guess the Weight of the Cake prize, with a miniature Junior Girl on top!

The 'Guess the Weight of the Cake' prize, with a miniature Junior Girl on top!