Biscuit decorating - THA style
Whatever the weather, The Harefield Academy is always pleased to support our local community at the village fair, and this year proved no exception! It was a real community effort and students and staff thoroughly enjoyed the whole day, even though the weather was a little drizzly at times, it did not dampen our spirits!
Amanda Gordon, Assistant Principal at The Harefield Academy, oversees involvement in community links and says “When our Academy is involved in local activities, it gives a positive message about the importance of community and growing responsible young people. It allows our staff and students to work closely together and give something back to the community”.
Crowds of excited children queued to decorate biscuits, have a go at speed stacking and even soak a Sixth Former in the stocks (or a teacher if requested - see below Mrs Gordon!).
Entertainment was provided by Eli Baraty, Table Tennis Coach at The Harefield Academy, and his Table Tennis team and gave villagers the chance to play against a professional.
Our Watford FC development squad students from Lord Adonis House, the boarding house at The Academy, showcased their silky skills on the pitch and produced a stunning display of tricks and talents.
In true THA style we welcomed all visitors to our marquee stalls and some teachers even sampled Morris dancing with the local dancers – a real treat for the students to see! Well done Principal!
Tash Moriarty, Principal, commented “Our youngsters are passionate about their community and play a role in volunteering to help at many local events, including raising money for Jess’s charity. As well as building confidence, it also helps to develop team work and responsibility.”
The students raised £50 for Jess’s charity and thoroughly enjoyed their day at the village fair.