Christmas cracker of a fair for Academy

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The Aboyne Academy Christmas Fair went off with a bang last Saturday - with a record-breaking 435 people attending.

Now in its third year, the Christmas Fair is the culmination of hard work from members of staff, pupils and the Aboyne Academy Parent Council.

With a huge variety of goods on offer from 32 stall holders, there was something for all Christmas shoppers who were entertained with Christmas carols sung by the school choir while they perused the stalls.

Aboyne Academy business partners Arcadion, were present in school in the week preceding the fair providing work experience to fourth year home economics pupils.

Together, they made spicy parsnip soup, garlic mushrooms and venison burgers which were served to hungry shoppers from their state of the art, outside catering kitchen on the day.

Home economics teacher, Debbie Brady, worked tirelessly with classes to make home bakes.

These went down a treat in the Christmas Fair ‘pop-up tea room’ complete with vintage cups and saucers.

This was particularly enjoyed by some of the residents of Allachburn Care home who received a special invitation to attend.

The crafters and artisans agreed it was a great experience and the event was enjoyed by all while also raising funds for the school.