St Andrew’s continued its sesquicentenary celebrations on 30 April by hosting our first Family Fun Fair! The Glen, the Bailey, and the Oval were transformed with the addition of stalls, rides, games, animals and everything in between. Our College was full of high spirits and happy people enjoying the wide range of activities on offer for all age groups.
With a petting zoo, three jumping castles, bubble soccer, face painting, a magician and much more, St Andrew’s was transformed into a paradise for both the young and young at heart. We residents certainly found this to be a pleasant change from old and boring university students! And while the kids were positively spoiled for choice there was certainly something for all age groups. Older girls could look at some trendy bikinis on sale at one of the stalls, or get an inexpensive quality manicure at another. And of course the adults were not forgotten with the Highlander setting up a pop-up stall selling cold ones all day long. Other means of treating your appetite included a sausage sizzle, fairy floss, Dutch pancakes, smoothies, and much more.
This event was a huge success in opening up our doors to the friends and family of residents, alumni, and most importantly the wider community! It was truly so special to show our 150-year old home to such a wide scope of people, we really hope to do it again! A huge thank you and well-done must go to the entire team, which consisted of Drew’s staff as well as student volunteers, who made this event such a winner.
- Hilary Shannon (fr 2015)