PTA Christmas Fair 2017
Article by Emily Tan (S1R), Lim Zhu Heng (S2M), Lee Yu Qiao (S3S) and Sung Hin Law (DP1A) Photos by You Xuli (S1S)
The SISHK PTA Christmas Fair took place on Saturday 2 December 2017. Below are some reflections from our students across the year groups on their memorable experiences of the planning and actual event. In preparation for the Christmas Fair, our class brainstormed ideas for a game stall, and we decided to do mini-games – Lucky Dice, Star Toss and Ball-in-a-Maze. The journey to making our game stall was not easy, but we were eager to work hard, and came up with different strategies to attract participants to our stall. When the last shift was over, we counted the money we had raised. Just opening the box full of coupons was one of the greatest moments – we faced challenges and time constraints, but at least we worked well together, and made our stall a success. Maybe not the best, but a success nonetheless.
By Emily Tan (S1R)
For this year’s Christmas Fair game stall, our class wanted to incorporate a bit more action and skill requirement to challenge our participants. After spending an enjoyable time discussing with classmates, we were able to come up with a catapult game where one has to control the strength applied to launch a gift box towards the chimneys on ‘roofs’. I was worried that the catapult contraption might break apart after several rounds of playing, but luckily, it never happened. I was glad that we caught sight of family members exchanging smiles as they operated our contraption. Overall, it was a joy and pleasure to be able to bring happiness to the children and adults who played our game.
By Lim Zhu Heng (S2M)
Every year, parents, children, students and teachers come to the Christmas Fair to participate in the various game stalls. Our class game stall this year was a remake of hook-a-duck, using an inflatable swimming pool and a bunch of rubber balls. Surprisingly, a fair amount of children came to our stalls, and we sometimes gave discounts once we saw them short of a coupon. The gummy teeth that show as the kids successfully catch the yellow rubber duck in their net is enough to rejuvenate us for the rest of our shifts. We were even reunited with classmates who had previously left the school. It needn’t be said that the day was a heartwarming chance of reunion filled with laughter as we manned our stalls, with feelings of pride and accomplishment from doing something for the greater good.
By Lee Yu Qiao (S3S)
This year, I had to work with two booths at the Christmas Fair. One booth was an arts and crafts booth by the PTA, and the other one was the Creativity, Activity, Service (CAS) trip charity sale stall. Everyone at the art booth had a great time helping younger students decorate spinning tops and paint their nails. It was extremely meaningful to be able to help raise funds for our CAS trip. It was also immeasurably heartwarming to see families bonding over the food and activities at the fair, while students enjoyed a well-deserved break from the stress of schoolwork. In the end, even though it was a strenuous day, it was a fruitful and enjoyable time.
By Sung Hin Law (DP1)