School fair.

‘Tis the season of the fair here in NZ- school fairs, church fairs, strawberry fairs, fairs of all sorts.  This past weekend, Mel’s school had their annual fair, and it went down with great success, despite slightly unstable weather conditions.  

This school fair has developed quite a reputation as being one of the biggest around.  It is the primary fundraising opportunity for this educational institution- being a Decile 10 school, they don’t receive as much funding as lower decile schools, and therefore must do more to raise funds to cover the costs of various resources. 

If you were a 5 year old kid, highlights of the fair would have included the bouncy castles, horizontal and vertical bungees, being pulled around on a cart by some very large, drooling dogs, or decorating your own baked good at the “Ice It, Eat It” stall.  If you were an 11 year old kid, you probably got a kick out of throwing a ball at a dishware of donated plates and other ceramic dishwear, otherwise known as “Smash Palace,” or getting revenge on your teacher at the dunk tank.  Adults, on the other hand, would probably be more into the food. 

Brendon had a hard time choosing between the samosas and the paella, so opted instead for this tasty, gourmet sausage. 

Brandon also got into the quick fire raffle for a chance to win a Thanksmas ham.  Sadly, luck was not on his side.

Candy floss was messy business, but brought smiles to the faces of kids and adults alike.  Below, Kristen models her wad of the pink, fluffy stuff as well as her budding belly bump!  Congrats to Brandon and Kristen for the little Goodkey that is on the way!

After running between hip hop crew and staff dance performances, to the quick fire raffle and helping out in the used book stall, I sadly didn’t have time to take as many pictures as I would have liked, but here are a few more glimpses of some of the delights of this past weekend’s school fair.   

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