School hosts Christmas bazaar with life-size polar bears

PUBLISHED: 13:27 14 December 2014 | UPDATED: 13:27 14 December 2014

From left, Father Christmas, Little Elf Harry Baines, 5, Helga Hanning and Betty North, 5.

From left, Father Christmas, Little Elf Harry Baines, 5, Helga Hanning and Betty North, 5.

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Hundreds of parents and children lined up outside a blizzard-blown RA Butler last Friday afternoon for a chance to see Father Christmas and his helpful elves.

From left, Ryan Wingham, 6, Tabitha Rea, 7, Isaac Hesmondhalgh, 7, Phoebe Boyd, 6, and Matthew Roberts, 6, get busy at the decorating table.From left, Ryan Wingham, 6, Tabitha Rea, 7, Isaac Hesmondhalgh, 7, Phoebe Boyd, 6, and Matthew Roberts, 6, get busy at the decorating table.

The snow machine was not the only festive effect in place, as pupils were able to enter a tinsel-lined grotto with life-size polar bears and a very merry Father Christmas.

The school hall was also filled with other treats, with children able to literally put the icing on the cake with a range of decoration activities, as well as a game to guess the weight of a very special Disney Frozen cake.

The annual Christmas fair – organised by Friends of RA Butler - coincided with the school’s Christmas Jumper day, where they raised at least £300 for Save The Children with Make the World Better With a Sweater.

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