11 June 2013
On Sunday 9 June, over 7,000 visitors celebrated summer at Oaklands College’s annual Summer Fayre.
The free to enter event, held at the picturesque St Albans Campus, included a fun fair, inflatables, food stalls from around the world, live music, horse-ball and much more.
Oaklands College students and staff added to the highlights of the day with an Art, Fashion and Design show, habitat and animal care tours, pony rides, tank rides, construction games, face-painting, performances from the Music and Performing Arts students, as well as the popular sheep shearing demonstrations.
Marquees held stalls selling everything from hand painted glass to jewellery and homemade fudge to spicy chutneys. Also on display were a number of local charities using the opportunity presented by the College to raise much needed funds. These charities included Willows Foundation, Royal Marines Association, Riding for the Disabled Association, Wild Life Rescue and Ambulance Service, Guide Dogs for the Blind, Royal British Legion, Chariots for Children and The RLNI.
Crowds were also drawn to the falconry displays, the stilt walkers, sporting games, Zumba demonstrations, steam train rides and the dare devil children’s entertainer Rob Kilburn, who wowed with his fire eating displays.
Zoe Hancock, Principal of Oaklands College, commented: “What a fantastic success this year’s Summer Fayre has been. It was an absolutely wonderful day – I was so impressed by the amount of visitors that came and joined us at the College.
“The feedback has been phenomenal, with many commenting on the event being the best the College has ever put on for the local community.”