Diners experience a taste of the past as Blacon High School host a Mediaeval Banquet and Charity Auction
Lord Mayor Elect Razia Daniels and her consort are guests of honour at Blacon High School’s Mediaeval Banquet on Saturday 6th May.
After enjoying a goblet of punch on arrival, a hundred guests sat down to feast in the school’s diner, which had been especially themed for the event. They were waited on by students from Years 10 and 11, many of whom have secured places at some of the country’s top independent schools, including Eton and Marlborough, via the school’s very successful bursary programme and the Hope opportunity Trust.
The menu was designed to emulate a bygone era and included rustic breads and pates; a selection of roasted meats; hearty venison sausage and home-made fruit pies made using a mediaeval recipe.
After eating their fill, guests entered the hall where they were entertained with live music by the fantastic Wrexham-based band ‘Rhythm Train’.
After the band’s first set there was a charity auction, which included lots such as a signed Manchester United football shirt, an electric guitar and a weekend in Paris. Thanks to the kindness of those who made donations and the generosity of the bidders, the auction raised approximately £1400.
Representatives from the business community, education, governors, staff and friends joined together in what was the second annual fundraiser following the success of last year’s Dinner Dance. Once again, the event was generously sponsored by Santander Bank Universities Division, whose support has been invaluable.
Headteacher Sue Yates and Assistant Headteacher David Stockdale (organiser) would like to extend their thanks to everyone who contributed both time and effort into making the evening a resounding success.
The final part of the event is a Grand Prize Raffle, which will be drawn on Friday 12th May; raffle tickets are available in the school office.