Fun times at the NES school fair

The annual Fun Fair at Nakusp Elementary was a big hit with students

Fun times were happening at Nakusp Elementary School on Nov. 20.

The annual Fun Fair took place, and as the name suggests, a great time was to be had.

The event is put on by the Grade 7 student council. It’s like a circus fairground. Kids can buy tickets for 25 cents each. They can use these tickets to win prizes at the various games in the school, or in exchange for treats like cupcakes, popcorn, or juice.

Games at the fair included things like a ring toss, a duck pond, balloon pop, laser tag, bingo, and a ball pit.

Student council ran all the games, and, as per the circus theme, dressed up as clowns.

Putting on the event helps the Grade 7 students with things like organizational skills and social responsibility.

“It’s really good for the kids, with counting the money and sorting the tickets, and making sure that things are working,” said Leslie Leitch, a Grade 7 teacher. “I think it just gives them a really great feeling of accomplishment.”

Money raised from the Fun Fair goes back into the school. It’s used for things like student council events, field trips, and anything else planned for that school year.

Deciding on what games to feature is up to the student council.

“The kids in my class take a look at some of the ideas, and we take a look at some of the possibilities that could happen,” said Ledger Coates, student council president. ”If we see that we have all the right supplies and are able to make a certain game happen, then by all means, we do this game.”

Younger students had a great time at the fair, enjoying the various games in the school.

“I like a lot of the events, especially the hockey one, because I’m a hockey player myself.” said Quinn Scambler.

Leitch said the fair is good, not only for the fun students have, but also for the positivity it produces.

“It’s pretty cool that the kids are wandering in a random way, and feeling comfortable doing that, so that the younger kids are comfortable in the older classrooms, and the older kids are respectful of the younger classrooms. It’s good for them.”

 

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