Lakeside and LEAP College Easter Fayre a great success

The sun was shining as the Wargrave House School and College Post 16 department hosted its first  Spring Fayre celebration event in two years on Friday 25 March 2022.   

The event was an opportunity for all visitors, along with staff and students from the school and college, to be part of a fantastic celebration.  Students were able to share all the amazing work they have achieved creating easter gifts for guests to raise much needed funds for the college.   

In addition to the beautiful craft work on display, there was an easter raffle with wonderful prizes donated by local businesses, including Verona Kitchen & Bar, Dragon & Phoenix and Shabby Freak. The raffle successfully raised over £800. The highlights of the morning included an inspirational performance by the student-led Lakeside band, Electric Stars, followed by a singing and signing performance from the magical Makaton school choir.   

The garden area was alive with laughter as staff, students and over 50 visitors enjoyed shopping for handmade gifts from the student run stalls. The Cosy Corner Café team from the college also showed off their amazing hospitality and organisational skills. 

Robin Bush, Wargrave House School and College CEO said: “I’d like to say a huge thanks to everyone who made our Spring Fayre such a big success, the sun was shining and the atmosphere was fantastic.  The remarkable dedication and unbeatable enthusiasm from the students and staff showed our visitors just what makes them all so amazing.    

“Listening to the band and watching the Makaton choir really was uplifting.  We are also very grateful to our community partners for supporting this amazing event”. 

One student, Alicia, said on the day: “It was nice to welcome parents and to engage with them in the café.” 

Another student, Tarran said: “It was amazing to perform in front of all the parents and students. I hope to do it again in the future.” 

Robin Bush, Wargrave House CEO added: “We are always looking for more employers to work with us and engage with our students to further support inclusion and neuro diversity within the workforce and invite people to get in touch if they are interested.” 

Claire Byrne, family liaison officer at Wargrave, said: “Having shared opportunities with our families is so valuable, never more so after a periods of lock downs and restrictions. It was so heart-warming to see students enjoying the fayre with their families, peers and staff. Special memories made which I’m sure have put a spring in everyone’s step!”

For further information about the curriculum at Wargrave House LEAP College and how community links are embraced to develop independence and employability, call 01925 224899 or email head of Post 16 

Lakeside and LEAP College Easter Fayre a great success
Lakeside and LEAP College Easter Fayre a great success

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