(L-R): Geoff Thompson of Chronicle.lu; Dr Christian Barkei; Credit: Chronicle.lu

On Saturday 8 June 2024, St George’s International School in Luxembourg-Hamm held its annual Summer Fayre which attracted around 500 people.

At the official opening, School Principal Dr Christian Barkei thanked everyone for helping and supporting the event and introduced the British Ambassador to Luxembourg, Fleur Thomas.

Ambassador Thomas thanked everyone who worked in the background of the event, as well as Dr Barkei who is leaving his position shortly. She also mentioned that she was in the last year of her posting in the Grand Duchy and, as such, this would be the last such Summer Fayre she would be attending at St George’s.

She declared the Summer Fayre “officially open”, and Dr Barkei concluded by stating “let’s have some fun”.

A truly international atmosphere was felt throughout the event, with various countries representing their culture and offering traditional foods, from South Africa to Uganda and from Spain to Ukraine, as well as the Celtic Fish & Chips food truck, a hot dog stand and also ice cream. Other stands sold books and auctions, as well as paintings and games. 

Chronicle.lu had a stand, distributing the popular Community Directory, with other community stands run by the British Luxembourg Society and the British Ladies Club who operated a cake stall.

Later in the day, choir and instrumental performances entertained the crowd outdoors; meanwhile, a student dance recital put on a riveting show in the auditorium.

All in all, the Summer Fayre at St George’s was a fruitful event accompanied by sunny weather.