The sun cream bottles burst open as Moulton sixth formers set up for their annual Year 7 summer fete. By 12:25 on the 14th of July, tables, chairs, coconuts and hook a ducks were being carried out onto the school’s tennis courts to set up for a fantastic charity event.
The fete was independently ran and organised by Moulton Sixth Formers. This year it featured an array of interesting and exciting stalls and stands for the 11-12 year olds to enjoy, ranging from the classic ‘Guess How Many Sweets are in the Jar’ to the, I dare say, more modern ‘Soak a Teacher’, all of which were great fun. There were many other amazing activities too, such as nail painting, donuts on a string (although only for about 15 minutes before the ‘string’ part was abandoned due to hygiene reasons), lucky dip, coconut shy, cake sale, friendship bracelets and more.
All this accompanied by live musical performances from students in Sixth Form, main school, and, if I’m not mistaken, at some point I spotted a certain male member of staff giving a stunning rendition of Wonderwall by Oasis. Every single Sixth Form student played their own important part in organising this breath-taking event, making their own contributions and working together to go the extra mile: but we’d expect nothing less from our brilliant bunch.
So putting a smile on the faces of Year 7s, Sixth formers and teachers alike, the fete did more than just entertain kids for an hour, it also raised £380 for the charity organisation Mind. This achievement was awarded on Twitter, with the respected mental health charity saying well done for the “amazing effort” that was put into collecting the money.
The effort didn’t go unnoticed at the institution itself either, with many members of staff making their way to the sixth form block just to say thank you as it was such an amazing afternoon for the Year 7s. It was a truly brilliant way to bring the school year to a close, with the last day being less than a week away now, what a wonderfully high charitable note to leave it on.
Reporter: Phoebe Merrifield