QSPA landed at Lower School on Saturday 24 June!
With car boots crammed full of Garden Party essentials, the Hall and Quad gradually became a hive of activity as Class Reps and the ‘Garden Party squad’ set about assembling the stalls.
The bouncy slide was inflated, and the ice cream van swept in, as the delicious aroma of the BBQ sizzled around Lower School.
Queen's girls past, present and future were welcomed with big smiles on their faces as they met up with their friends. It was fantastic to see pupils, parents and staff all working together on our annual community event.
Our lovely Queen's Young Voices sang, and the Orchestra proudly played to entertain us all. Mrs Cookson drew the Queen's Hamper raffle- well done if you bought a lucky ticket!
A long list of people to thank:
• House of Dance;
• Lewis of Hoole ice creams
• Sodexo for donating the burgers;
• Qaz Jafri at Talking Teeth dentists for the hamper packaging;
• A Sweet Treat by Lauren for the Honeybee House cakes.
• 'Team A&E' - Anoushka, Alice, Elizabeth, Emily for greeting our guests and handing out the programmes.
• Our Class Reps: Zara, Charlotte, Diana, Helen, Jo, Laura, Sarah, Alison, Mel and Rachel.
• The Lower School Office team for helping us with the administration and printing the programmes.
• The Caretakers, Housekeeping Staff and Mrs Cupples - a veritable Action Woman - for ensuring GP17 ran smoothly.
• To Sodexo - Michelle, Chef Kate, Celeste and Tuk for helping us feed everyone, and to Tina for making the 'guess the weight cake'.
• To the teaching staff- for guiding the class stalls and for giving up their Saturday to paint happy faces.
• To you all: for your hamper, books, bag a bags and cake donations; for running stalls; for coming along to support our fundraiser.
• To Mesdames Cookson and Clark for their energy, enthusiasm and good humour throughout the afternoon.
• And last but not least Team GP: Dr Anna, Mel, Diana and Lauren. Thank you for everything. You are stars!
Winner of the Reception 'design a programme cover' - Sienna Bennett
Winner of the Heads' prize for Best Stall - Reception for their charming Lollipop Trees & Washing Line Lucky Socks
Winner of 'guess the weight of the cake' - Sally Tozer, Year 6 parent
Winner of the Garden Party shield for most money raised per child - Year 4 for Teddy Tombola