Local school fair celebrates milestone year

October 5, 2016 by  

Coinciding with the school’s 95th birthday, this year’s World Fair at St Mary’s School in Karrinyup, not far from Midland, it is expected to be heavily patronised.

Since 1921, the grounds of the school are transformed into a massive World Fair once every five years, containing market stalls, side shows, rides, musical entertainment and international food.

The term ‘World Fair’ was chosen to recognise the varied cultural backgrounds of the school’s students. Many of the stalls showcase foods from around the world, such as souvlaki, paella and doughnuts, with food from Mexico, India and Germany among other nations. Aside from food stalls, there will be booths selling clothing, flowers, herbs and showbags.

Children will be catered for with bouncy castles and putt putt, rides pony rides, face painting and an animal farm, along with other standard carnival rides.

Proceeds from the sales at the fair will be used to procure outdoor exercise and play equipment for both the senior and junior schools. A gold coin donation at the gate will contribute to a project in Zambia seeking to address gender inequality being coordinated by the Anglican Board of Mission.

It is expected that banner printing and flyers will be used. The fair will take place on Saturday, October 22 from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm at St Mary’s Anglican Girls’ School, 75 Elliott Road, Karrinyup.