2019 PTA Country Fair a fun day out for the whole family and community

The Parents Teachers Association (PTA) Country Fair brought plenty of life to British School Jakarta on Sunday, 24 March, as members of the BSJ community and their friends came together for a fun day of entertainment.

With no shortage of attractions on offer for the entire family, the event saw more than one thousand people throughout the day.

PTA’s Chair, Taty The said there was a consistent buzz among the people who attended the fair.

"We saw just about every family with children at the school attend the fair," Mrs Taty  said.

"To put that into perspective, there's around 1400 students at BSJ."

In addition to the many range of games and activities, the committee also encouraged everyone to bring their own shopping bags and bottle water. This in line with the Eco-friendly campaign (no plastic policy) that the school has been consistently promoting.

It is also a good initiative for this event as it drove creative collaborations with the participants, a focus on sustainable and local vendors as well as numerous and diverse educational presentations.

One vendor, Story-I, displayed educational robotics for young visitors and parents, a useful tool for early and special education. “We received many positive feedback from the visitors, the kids seemed very interested to learn more about the robot,” said Pak Arya from the Story-I.

The fair also giveaway many raffle tickets provided by the sponsors, from Mobile phone, dinner vouchers, cosmetic hampers, and Weekend stay at luxurious hotels. There were over 500 raffle prizes provided by the Sponsors.

Country Fair is a major fundraiser for the PTA. Proceeds from the fair will be used to assist a number of charity events and local projects across the school year, and obviously allowing us to contribute more to our surrounding community.

Lastly, on behalf of BSJ PTA, we would like to thank our sponsors, vendors, and the school community for their contribution in making the Country Fair a huge success.