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Super Summer Fete

When at the Academy as a student, Lewis Muir was always heavily involved in arranging & running major events such as the Christmas Fayres, Summer Fete on the sports field and the Tenner Challenge to name but a few. Now he has joined the teaching staff of the Academy, his first major event was the Summer Fete held on the MUGA in the centre of the Academy buildings. He set this as a challenge to his Enrichment group and together, they organised it all from scratch in 6 weeks.

There were around 30 stalls run by students and several from outside organisations: MidKent College, Maidstone Museum, Stagecoach drama & dance school, National Citizen Service as well as an ice-cream van, a candy floss & sweets stall and a stall selling a variety of ‘pocket money’ items. From our Academy staff, Mr Freed & Mr Capeling sold their amazingly inventive range of wooden hand made items, Ms Pridmore had a lovely display of her craft items, Ms Robinson sold some beautifully packaged sweets and Mrs Lambert sold a range of cards for all events made by her card making Enrichment group. Mrs Probets took the opportunity to sell older Library books and a couple of other staff assisted where necessary.

The event was very popular and, as it was held on our Transition day, not only our own students visited but also the year 6 pupils came along at the end of their day, many with their parents.

The students chose the charities they wanted to donate the profits to and Age UK, RSPCA & Cancer Research will all benefit from donations when the monies have been counted. A huge ‘well done’ to Mr Muir and his intrepid student team is thoroughly deserved