Hoxton school’s Christmas fair has been hailed as ‘best ever’

The Christmas fair at St John the Baptist primary school in Hoxton. Pictured from l to r: Laura Bir

The Christmas fair at St John the Baptist primary school in Hoxton. Pictured from l to r: Laura Birkett, Head of School; Sara Hunter, PTA Secretary; Pippa Large, Head Girl; Kat B from Puss in Boots; Santa; Rev Graham Hunter, Vicar / School Governor and Angela Large, PTA Chair. - Credit: Archant

Children at a top performing primary school celebrated the festive season with a Christmas fair.

The Parent-Teacher Association (PTA) of St John the Baptist primary school in Pitfield Street, Hoxton, organised the fair to celebrate pupils’ hard work.

About 350 parents and pupils attended the after-school fair on December 13, which featured a Santa’s Grotto, hot-dogs, cakes, a tombola, a book, food and drinks raffle, hand-made Christmas decorations and games, including Pin the nose on Rudolph and throwing bean-bags through holes on a wooden Christmas tree.

Angela Large, chairman of the PTA, said: “I thought it went really well. We had lots of parents involved and staff involved. A lot of people are saying it’s the best one ever.

“It’s the first Christmas fair the PTA has taken the lead on. Kat B from Hackney Empire’s panto Puss in Boots visited, which was the highlight of the show.”