Year 7 Festival a Resounding Success

By Ms Sam Lonsdale, Acting Head of Year 7

The Year 7 Festival took place in the Radford Turning Circle on Thursday, 14 September under clear, sunny skies and without a breath of wind. It was a great opportunity for the students to experience the reality of running their own small business.

The students spent the previous five weeks planning, trialling and making their products ready for the big day as part of their Wicked Problems subject. Matching other years, there was a great range of food, craft, activities and games for our community to enjoy from a total of 60 stalls. Below is some of what was on offer:

  • Activities to test fitness levels, the opportunity to throw sponges at your favourite teacher and photo booths!
  • Cleverly created crafts – keyrings, bracelets, candles and crocheted items.
  • Tasty hot food – burgers, kebabs and waffles.
  • Delicious sweet treats – choc-chip cookies, brownies, chocolate-dipped fruit and amazing cupcakes.
  • Drinks to quench thirsts in the brilliant sunshine – bubble tea and fruity drinks.

What a great bunch of young entrepreneurs we have! Once again, students and staff turned out in force to support the Year 7 students and buy up big. Adding to the excitement, this year's event also welcomed the incoming 2024 Year 7 cohort as part of their Orientation Day. Congratulations Year 7 on a very successful festival.

All profits will be donated to charity.


“One thing I enjoyed about making my stall for Year 7 Festival was collaborating with my peers.”

“I enjoyed the challenge and responsibility of running a stall.”