On Wednesday 22 November prepartaions for the Toy Sale began. All the toys donated were stored in one of our upstairs classrooms. Primary 6M volunteered for the job of carrying everything down to the Upper Primary Hall, where Mrs Clink and her band of parent helpers were at the ready to receive bag upon bag of toys and books. It took all day to lay out everything and to price the toys. All was ready for the day of the Sale.
On Thursday 23 November the Toy Sale opened at 8.30am. There was a long queue of willing customers and the selling began! The nursery children and Primary 1 and 2 went to the sale with their parents, but all other year groups went over in their classes. Everyone was thrilled with their purchases. Many children entered the competitions of 'Guess the Weight of the Cake', 'Guess the Teddy's Birthday' and of course, 'How Many Sweets in the Jar?'. There were three lucky winners! Many of the children also entered the colouring competition and there was a prize for a winner from each year group. A great many children had taken a lot of time and effort over their entries and our thanks go to them for participating.
The day was a tremendous success and, once all the money was counted, the magnificent total of £2,087.15 was raised for 'Children with Leukaemia'.
On behalf of all the staff and pupils in the Junior School, we would like to express our thanks to Mrs Moira Clink and all the parent volunteers who helped to make the sale such a success. Without them it would not have been possible.