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Spring Fair raises $95,000

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Families tucked into spicy haggis, steaming bowls of noodles and dishes from around the world, all cooked by parent volunteers, at the Cultural Spring Fair on Friday 20th April.

With all hands on deck, Rebecca Brown from the PTA said; “The preliminary figures indicate that the fair made $95,000 net profit! A big thank you to all who helped and took part.”

As well as eating, drinking and watching live acts the Masterchef finals where held. Kaela- Mei Townson (10W) won the senior around with her Asian Seafood dish. In the junior section Avantika Malhotra and Chiara Dadamo from 9W, won with their Italian flag on a plate, made up of two types of homemade pasta, with pesto and ragu, risotto balls, bruchetta and ricotta and a coconut dessert.
Chris Lord Head of Food and Textiles Technology said; “The standard of food produced was very high and most competitors were extremely well organised, which gave the judges a really hard job.”

Kate Sommerville -Senior Head of Wilberforce House said: “From performers to organisers our Island School students have once again been outstanding and the key people who  deserve particular recognition and thanks for organisation and helping are:
Year 12 -Alex Horne, Sabrina Nagar, Nicole Wong, Ka Kiu Wong, Mion Yu, Heena Kothari, Nikita Daswani, James Debnam, Carver Wong, Louis Reed, Miranda Smith, Nicola Anne Rutkowski, Ben Lew, Zion Kim, Linda Zhu, Amit Alimchandani, Lap Yin Brooks and Nicole Jim.

Year 11 this year took on the entire leadership for the musical entertainment with Jenny Kang, Nick Basford, Niamh Neville and Claudia Lau organising, rehearsing and running the musical entertainment on the night. In addition Year 11 students were leaders in publicity and decoration with the following students in charge; Constance Chu, Eugenia Liu, Sheryl Lau, Robyn Morgan and Michelle Philip. The following Year 11 students were also key players; Alexia Rutkowski, Susan Gurung, Jacqueline Tam and Vivienne Lam. In year 10 Vedika Vishweshwar and Gabriel Lie were similarly  fantastic!

A great evening of entertainment was due to the hard work of these students.”

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