Although today’s weather was dreary and gloomy in Strathallan, the atmosphere certainly wasn’t! Today was the highly anticipated Quad Fiesta and many students crowded in the Quad, hiding as well as possible from the rain to enjoy the endless activities. Luckily for us, as well as being a day full of excitement, it was also mufti day and although the rain remained steadfast, it certainly didn’t dampen our spirits as all the activities went ahead and were a complete success.
In one corner of the Quad, sheltered from the weather, tables were laden with delicious cakes and assorted cupcakes that were being sold to raise money for Oxfam, a worldwide organization that helps the fight against poverty. Every sweet treat looked beautiful and tasted just as good, if not better. Not only did it please the students, all money raised is going to a worthwhile cause – which made it twice as sweet. As well as having an incredibly successful Cake Bake, we also had a Sausage Sizzle to tempt those who wanted something a little bit more on the savoury side.
Around the edges of the Quad, many other activities took place, such as the Coin Trail and Balloon Popping. Music constantly played and drowned out the miserable noise of the rain. Everyone was thoroughly busy having fun and enjoying the extended lunchtime. It was a wonderful event that definitely brightened the week and created a day to remember. I, and many other students, am already awaiting the next Quad Fiesta and hope it will be just as memorable as this year’s.