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CLAREFEST 2024 - ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW

Updated: Apr 17



WHAT IS ALL THE FUSS ABOUT?


CLAREFEST is on Saturday 18th May from 2-8pm and is a fun family day of music and entertainment exclusively for the families of the school. There will be awesome bands playing TUUUUNES, inflatable games, face painting, dance workshops, craft workshops, circus skills, festival merchandise, sweets and ice cream!


WHO CAN ATTEND?


For health and safety, we have limited tickets available and therefore they are exclusively for purchase by the immediate families of pupils at the school only.


WHERE / WHEN CAN I BUY TICKETS?


Buy them from our website from 8pm on Wednesday 17th April. Adult (18+) tickets are £12, children's (3-17) tickets are £3. Under 3s are free and do not require a ticket.


Please note that ticket numbers are limited (to 900) and we have sold out well in advance the last two years. We recommend you buy early to avoid disappointment.


Clarefest ticket prices have not increased for over 5 years. We have regrettably had to increase them this year due to lack of corporate sponsorship (additional £1 per ticket), additional costs for items such as toilet hire (additional £2 per adult ticket) and deciding to employ professional security for the first time (additional £1 per adult ticket), to keep everyone safe and make the event more fun for everyone. We are keeping prices on the day the same for most items and we hope you agree that £30 for a day of fun for a family of four is still excellent value!


However, we do recognise these are challenging times financially and don't want anyone to miss out for financial reasons. If your family is entitled to Free School Meals please claim your complimentary tickets by emailing Mrs Roberts by 1st May.


WHAT ELSE DO YOU NEED TO KNOW?


TOKENS

As last year, entertainment stalls will be operated using a token system (they will not accept cash or card payments). 1 token can be purchased for £1. Each stall will be marked with how many tokens you will need to use e.g. 1 token for a 5 minute jump on a bouncy castle. We will publish the full list nearer the time.


You can purchase Tokens both in advance, from our "Get Ready for Clarefest" sales in the school playground during pick up the week before the event, and on the day (from the token stall near the entrance gate).


Card Payments will be accepted at the Bar, BBQ and Token Stalls. The use of cash is being discouraged so please support us making this a cashless event.


DANCE WORKSHOPS:


We're delighted that YaniFit will be joining us this year and will be conducting our popular dance workshops, culminating with a performance at the festival at 5pm. Children will learn a dance routine during their workshop and then come together to perform it at 5pm. You'll be able to book your child/ren a space in the week leading up to Clarefest. Watch this space for more info!


CRAFT WORKSHOPS:


Our theme this year is "WE ARE ALL UNIQUE!"


The craft stall will be freeflow this year, rather than bookable workshops. This will mean that everyone wanting to take part, can! You can use tokens as with the other stalls. Parental supervision is required for under 6s and encouraged for all other ages.


What can you make?

  • "Super you" masks - what are your superpowers?! Are you brave or kind or creative or maybe you're all three and MORE! Decorate a mask and share your super powers with the world 

  • "Happy" Fans - celebrating what makes you happy! Draw or collage, decorate with jewels to sparkle at the festival! 

  • Self portraits - your opportunity to use various materials to express all the things that make you...YOU! (this can either be 2D collage or drawing or 3D sculpture using toilet rolls and makes up the bulk of the recycled materials) 

There will be lots of materials available to the children to help them create something amazing and unique! This will be mostly paper-based so that things can be recycled again in the future.

VOLUNTEERS

As with all PTA events, they can only be as successful as the volunteers we have. When you buy a ticket you'll have the opportunity to select how you help. Please do support us with putting this event on as the more people who help, the more fun it is for everyone.


MORE INFO ABOUT THE DAY:

- On the day you will enter from Claremont Road and show your ticket at the gate (paper or digital).

- Once you’ve entered you’ll be given a wristband which you will need to wear all day and use to re-enter.

- Within the festival, you’ll have the opportunity to buy food, drink and partake in the entertainment on offer.

- Entertainment stalls will be operated using a TOKEN SYSTEM (they will not accept cash or card payments). 1 token can be purchased for £1. Each stall will be marked with how many tokens you will need to use e.g. 1 token for a 5 minute jump on a bouncy castle. We will publish the full list nearer the time.

- CARD PAYMENTS will be accepted at the Bar, BBQ and Token Stalls. The use of cash is being discouraged so please support us making this a cashless event.

- We will have toilets and rubbish facilities available (although we welcome you taking your rubbish home with you – bags will be available on the day).


WHAT TO BRING ON THE DAY:

- Your ticket (paper or digital, we need the barcode to scan you in).

- Appropriate clothing for the weather,

- Something to sit on/under…a picnic blanket, camping chairs, umbrella, you may even want to bring your own gazebo if it’s looking like it’s going to rain all day.

- Something to drink out of... e.g. a plastic cup, plastic pint/wine/prosecco glass if you have one to help us minimise waste.

- Your contactless payment cards to help us run this as a cashless event as much as possible.


WHAT TO DO ON THE DAY:


Please check the ticket policy and adhere to it, which includes:

  • Not bringing alcohol on site as this invalidates the PTA's alcohol license. Only alcohol purchased from the PTA can be consumed.

  • Acting responsibly at all times. Please note, should your behaviour be considered inappropriate, you may be asked to leave.

  • Maintain responsibility of your children at all times.

Please support the PTA's food offerings by not bringing your own food (unless of course you have a specific dietary requirement). A variety of food offerings will be available to purchase and every penny raised will go towards the PTA.


Please also help us by taking your own rubbish home with you. Rubbish bags will be available.



Thank you for supporting the PTA and we hope you have a wonderful time!








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