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The Totteridge Academy students get in the Christmas spirit for Barnet Fayre


Mr Fairbairn and Patrick McStravick selling homemade mince pies!

Last weekend, students and staff from The Totteridge Academy took to Barnet’s Christmas Fayre to raise money for local charities.


In preparation for the Fayre, the academy’s Technology club baked homemade mince pies and created Christmas tree decorations to sell at the school stall. In addition, there was a chocolate tombola and seasonal cards designed by winner of their Christmas card competition, Year 7 student Sammy Connors. Canteen staff also got involved by making cupcakes and biscuits to add to the mix.


The items were all sold at the Barnet Christmas Fayre in aid of The Totteridge Academy charity pot. This gets split at the end of each academic year between local charities chosen by the students.


The academy’s stall was manned by students and staff including Principal Chris Fairbairn and Chair of Governors Bronwen Tumani. The homemade mince pies in particular were very popular and disappeared quickly! Overall, the school managed to raise just over £400 for charity.


Chris Fairbairn, Principal of The Totteridge Academy, said of the event:

“It was fantastic to have a stall at the Barnet Christmas Fayre and to get involved in spreading some seasonal cheer and excitement within our local community. Most importantly, we were delighted to be able to raise £400 for local charities to add to our year-round school fundraising work. I particularly enjoyed helping to sell our TTA mince pies with the students and I am very proud of the effort and enthusiasm that they all put into the day, as well as thankful to all the staff that supported us too.”

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