Angela from the Times writes: "We have noticed that in the more prestigious schools they are becoming ludicrously competitive and pricy (£7 chutney; professional sugar-craft cakes on the cake stall etc) and aim to raise thousands of pounds - sometimes five-figure sums - rather than hundreds."
Is this your experience and if so what do you think? Many txs in advance. MN Towers.
aww - was going to have a rant about my DS's schools fairs but I'm not sure it's entirely relevant to what they're looking for.........as they really are looking to make £100's as opposed to 1000's of £'s.
Anyhow - I shall rant anyhow - I would say that 90% of the the "stalls" at both fairs are those that involved a element of luck or chance - pick a lolly, tombola, raffle, various other games of chance. To be fair to them the cost for these stalls is very low (10/20p a go/ticket) but it's annoying that there's very little opportunity for the DC to "spend their pocket money" (as the letters from both schools said they could do) on anything tangible.