This week: SummerFest.
The 2017 Summer Fest
This year's Summer Fest was a huge success. Attractions included: the Battle of the Bands (with judges Kate St.John - composer, arranger and performer; Sarah Allen - flautist and founder member of Flook, award-winning Anglo-Irish folk band; Kate Ellis - American singer/songwriter whose debut album 'Carve Me Out' is just out this week) and the famous Silent Auction, with a selection of fabulous items for bidding, a tombola stall, numerous raffle prizes, delicious, freshly prepared food and drink, bric-a-brac, games, face-painting, a henna stall, 'Sponge the Teacher', plants, a photo booth and much more. Stalls were run by parents and students, and it was wonderful to see so many members of the Camden community involved in the event.
This kind of occasion takes a great deal of organisation, weeks of planning, discussion and consultation, publicity, teamwork and dedication. All those qualities were in evidence in the wonderful CASCA team who made it all happen - Imogen Sharp (lead, coordinator) Maia Eugenieva (stalls lead) Jo Rose (prizes and local businesses) Anna Picciotto (prizes and local businesses) Greg Klerkx (school and sponsor link) Nicki Longfoot (silent auction) Barbara Norden (battle of the bands) Jonah Foran (for fabulous Summerfest design) Harriet Smith (finances) Mary Kavanagh (practical wisdom and support) Anna Hamilton (advice to stalls).
A special mention should go to several of our students who made an exceptional contribution – Edie, our new Head Girl, who organised all the student volunteers and liaised with CASCA, the new Head Girl Team for all their help with the stalls, Ayanna (7T) who worked on the Games Stall and was commended for her ‘exceptional help, reliability and hard work’ and Calla-Rae (10C) who managed the Battle of the Bands ‘efficiently and effectively’ and has already been recruited to help with future CASCA events!
Thank you to everyone who played a part in organising the event, ran stalls, contributed items for sale or prizes, prepared delicious food or who came along and made it such a lovely, friendly evening. An extraordinary £7,500 was taken on the night!