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Rain fails to dampen spirits at ISL May Fest

01.05.2014 From our online archive
Occasional bouts of rain on Thursday did not put a stop to the International School of Luxembourg's May Fest as hundreds of students, parents and teachers came together for the big charity fundraiser.

(CS) Occasional bouts of rain on Thursday did not put a stop to the International School of Luxembourg's May Fest as hundreds of students, parents and teachers came together for the big charity fundraiser.

The event is organised annually by the school's Parent Teacher Organisation, together with students from all years who helped run activities at more than 20 stands on the day.

The fun kicked off at 12pm and while heavy rain threatened to force the event indoors, the sun made an appearance after all.

Students were offered the chance to take revenge on their teachers by throwing wet sponges at them, there was a guinea pig gamble, a bouncy castle and an outdoor stage for student performances.

Inside, pupils sold handmade jewellery, gave manicures and sold second-hand books to raise funds for a good cause. There was also a host of indoor games, including a mini golf course, ring toss, rope skipping and more.

After working up an appetite, there was plenty to chose from, with an outdoor BBQ offering fresh-off-the-grill hamburgers and hot dogs. An international food village meanwhile gave foodies the chance to try something new, with treats from the US, the UK, Israel, Italy, Scandinavia, Japan, Canada, the Netherlands, France and India on offer.

Proceeds of the day go to more than half a dozen charities, explained Sarah Van de Weg and Cara Davila of the PTO to wort.lu/en on the day. A core of ten people, including PTO social committee co-chairs Francesca Marzi and Seray Sayinatac, were behind the event this year, which attracted over 400 members of the ISL community.