Last Friday and Saturday saw another wonderful Christmas Fair organised by the PTA of Tanglin (Parent Teacher Association). It was a magical two days with the Berrick Performance Hall being transformed into a Christmas wonderland. There were giant presents hanging from the ceiling and a creative display of internationally decorated Christmas trees.
With gift and book stalls, kids craft, festive baked goods, mulled wine, gourmet vendors, including a roast rolls lunch, there was something for everyone. Children excitedly selected secret presents for their parents at the famous $10 shop – a parent-free zone! One parent said: "I didn't see (or hear) my three sons for a good 20 minutes! They then were so pleased with themselves when they emerged from the treasure trove with their gifts for us."
The live music added to the atmosphere, with Christmas hits performed by students across all three schools, carols sang by The Wessex Singers, and the piping in of Christmas by the Gurkhas.
Santa even managed to squeeze time into his hectic schedule to visit the fair. In response to his question: "What's your name?", one child responded: "I don't give my name to an unidentified adult!" After a very busy day meeting lots of children in his grotto, Santa commented: "All the children at Tanglin have been very well behaved this year!".
PTA President, James Bradbury said: "A huge thank you to all those who donated gifts and baked goods, to all the amazing volunteers, including Senior and CAS students, whose help was invaluable, and lastly to everyone who brought their own reusable bottles, cups and bags."
The PTA wishes you a wonderful festive season.