Children receive free tickets to Uncle Skinny’s Winter Wonderland from Searchlight
Dozens of primary school pupils were this week gifted with tickets to Day 2 of Uncle Skinny’s Winter Wonderland, thanks to a collaboration between Gamal “Skinny Fabulous” Doyle and SEARCHLIGHT.
The childrens’ fair, which takes place on December 21 and 22, will be held at the Victoria Park.
SEARCHLIGHT presented tickets to Grade six pupils of the Petersville Primary, the Brighton Methodist and Langley Park Government schools who are regular subscribers to ‘The Learning Page’, published in the Weekend edition of the newspaper.
“This is our small way of saying a big thank you to the pupils of schools who have been faithfully buying Searchlight year after year, primarily for ‘The Learning Page’,” said Clare Keizer, editor of SEARCHLIGHT.
‘The Learning Page’ is used by schools to help prepare pupils for the secondary school entrance exam.
Additional tickets are expected to be distributed to other schools in the upcoming week, Keizer disclosed.
A release from the organizers of ‘Uncle Skinny’s Winter Wonderland’ said the event promises all the fun and splendour of the Uncle Skinny Kids Carnival that the public has grown to love, coupled with the magic of Christmas.
On the first day of the event, a secondary schools’ carolling competition featuring 10 of the island’s best school choirs will compete with two Christmas songs – a traditional song and an original piece.
Each school would have six minutes to render their selections in the ‘Winner Takes All’ competition. The winning choir would receive $2000 worth of musical instruments and musical supplies, one month’s free lunch on the school feeding program for all members of the choir or a choir party fully paid for; they would be guest performers on Rodney Small’s Steel Expressions show to be held on December 29 2018 at the Arnos Vale Playing Field; and they would receive a one track studio recording at Kubiyashi Productions. The other awards on the show would include Best in Traditional song, Best in Original song, Choir with the most vibes and so forth.
On that Friday, Victoria Park will open its gates at 2 pm. Between the hours of 2 pm and 6 pm, a mini fair that would be perfect for children of all ages will take place. This would include photo booths with printed photos, bouncing castles, the human gyroscope, a rock climbing wall, trampolines, basketball games, paintball and a whole lot more! At 6pm, the competition will commence.
On the second day, Saturday, December 22, when the gates open at 10 am, patrons can expect all the exciting attractions and rides they’ve experienced in the Uncle Skinny’s Kids Carnival.
Attractions include water world, go karts, power wheels, a pirate ship, photos with all your favorite cartoon characters, dips and punchboards, a tea party and in keeping with the Christmas spirit, Santa Claus and his helpers, and an igloo filled with snow. Activities conclude at 9 pm which gives patrons more time to visit attractions and use their chits.
“Our event is a family oriented one. The aim is to have the entire family attend and enjoy together as a unit. We anticipate the carolling competition will create a nationwide excitement not only among participating schools but among other schools and adults as well,” the release said.