Festival fun at fair

By Ashleigh Fielding | posted on August 29, 2019

FAIRY floss, nerf guns, bubble tea, carriage rides, burgers and yabby racing are just some of the highlights planned for Albany school Great Southern Grammar’s upcoming fundraiser event.

The Kingfisher Fair will be held at the school’s Nanarup Road campus on September 8 from 11am to 3pm and invite families to explore the school and participate in activities in the name of raising money for the school.

Principal Mark Sawle said the entire campus had been preparing for many months for the Fair and students were keen for September 8 to roll around.

“The Kingfisher Fair is an important event in the history and tradition of Great Southern Grammar,” he said.

“It is a source of great pride for the students to showcase their school and their work.”

Some of the boarding students from Anchorage and Eclipse Houses have been particularly busy preparing for the Fair, building a large mobile chicken coop and eco fire logs for auction.

Head of Eclipse House Brett Tompkin explained his students created the eco fire logs from waste created by the school.

“We were looking at how we could better recycle the waste, so we’ve got things like paper, cardboard, coffee grounds from hospitality and woodchips from woodwork,” he said.

“As logs, they burn conservatively for about two or three hours.

“It’s been a great project.”

The mobile chicken coop and eco fire logs will all be auctioned off at the Kingfisher Fair.

Visitors to the Fair can also expect a petting animal farm, bouncy castles, market stalls, a variety of food and drink, a silent disco, a wine bar, treasure digging and sideshow alley.

Entry is free.