More than just a school fair

Fair play: Woodford Primary students Olivia Roberts, 11, Beau Cozens, 8, and Mia Doukas, 9, are fine-tuning their voices for the national anthem with Tom Richardson to be sung at Saturday's event. Picture: Rob Gunstone
Fair play: Woodford Primary students Olivia Roberts, 11, Beau Cozens, 8, and Mia Doukas, 9, are fine-tuning their voices for the national anthem with Tom Richardson to be sung at Saturday's event. Picture: Rob Gunstone

This year’s Woodford Market is not just about stocking up on Christmas gifts.

Falling on a day the nation stops to pay its respects to fallen soldiers, this year’s festive fair will include a few new details in its itinerary.

Event organiser Tania Ferris said Saturday’s event would include remembrance, song, and giving. 

“We’ve got Tom Richardson singing the national anthem live in the school grounds with the school choir,” she said. “And we’ll follow with a minute’s silence at 11am.”

Aside from food stalls, artworks, a second-hand book stall, animal farm, professional Santa photos and a Christmas cinema, this year’s event was about giving to the less fortunate.

“This year we’re encouraging everyone who comes to the market to think of the kids who might not receive any Christmas gifts,” Mrs Ferris said.

“We’ll have a MacKillop Family Services Christmas Tree set up at the market and we’re hoping everyone will donate a gift for these kids.”