The Christmas season is upon us once again and we heralded in the festive period with our St Dominic’s Masquerade Ball – which proved to be a wonderful evening enjoyed by all!
Our sports hall was transformed into a glittering enchanted forest complete with chandeliers and a magical selfie mirror which proved hugely popular all evening. Guests were greeted on arrival with glasses of Champagne and we were treated to a raffle, fun activities and competitions.
It all added to the fun, helping to ensure a substantial amount of money was raised for school funds and the charity House of Bread in Stafford.
The all-important auction was compered by head Peter McNabb and facility manager Gregg Spooner. Generous and fabulous prizes donated by sponsors ranged from weekends away to bungee jumps and each lot was eagerly anticipated. Elisha Morris, from Year 2, won the prize for Headteacher For the Day – proving to be a slight worry for Mr McNabb!
Live music was provided by the Sixth formers – Artemis – and a new staff band delivered a couple of fun numbers. The DJ then brought some order to events as many took to the dance floor for the remainder of the evening.
As the carriages arrived to draw the evening to a close, everyone involved was keen for a repeat event next year.
For The Friends, the weekend was a riot of activity and two days after the enchanted evening we hosted our Christmas Fayre and Carvery. The marquee was transformed into an area to fit 200 guests for a fabulous feast.
People turned up early and had what many people described as the best carvery they have ever tasted. Meanwhile the Peakman Hall had become Santa’s grotto, complete with many local business peddling their wares, pupil stalls and mulled wine and mince pies.
Even Santa turned up to give out presents. Visitors were entertained with more singing from the school pop choir and a wonderful Christmas performance from Fransesca Jaber on her saxophone.
After all this fun, we all went up to Brewood village square for the switch on of the lights and to hear the marvellous prep choir perform in front of hundreds of people. It was a very memorable weekend.
Massive thanks go to The Friends who made the night possible with months of preparation and organisation. Also, huge thanks to Sara and Dave Morris of Relocatable for their marquee and involvement with the whole weekend. Finally, a huge thank you goes to all who attended and supported either or both events.