Woodham Academy enjoyed its biggest fair to date as the school opened its doors on Saturday to welcome in the local community for a free family event full of festivities. The main hall was filled with bustling stalls selling homemade trinkets, decorations, hampers, confectionary, jewellery, homeware and more. All stallholders were local, some even former students of Woodham Academy. Crafter and owner of Craft Something Beautiful, Jenny Dodds, said: ‘It’s been a lovely day; we’ve had lots of visitors which is great. It’s nice to meet other stallholders and visit somewhere you wouldn’t usually visit. We just needed snow to top off a great event.’ Local singer Sarah Dee opened the event, performing her debut single, Lost, live for the first time. The Durham vocalist’s single will be available to download on iTunes from the 1st January. Aycliffe Dance Academy wowed the crowd with their cheerleading, acro, modern and ballet routines. Two young performers also took to the stage to entertain the audience with their solo routines. Teaching staff from the school held workshops for visitors to create Christmas tree decorations, chocolate lollies, decorate Christmas biscuits and write letters to Santa. The PE department also welcomed families in to have a go at trampolining. Santa and his elves came all the way from the North Pole to greet excited children and deliver a sack brimming with presents.  Media and Marketing Officer, Grace Porter, said: ‘This is a really nice event to organise. Everything is free and our aim is for families to come and have a lovely afternoon. We’ve had brilliant turnout this year with over 300 people through the doors and 27 stallholders attending. We hope all our visitors had a great time.’woodham fair 6 woodham fair 5 woodham fair 4 woodham fair 3 woodham fair 2 woodham fair 1