On Saturday 28th May, 400 members of the Fettes community, including current families, Old Fettesians and staff gathered together on campus for a wonderful day in the sunshine at the Fettes Festival. The day was relaxed and full of fun for all.
The range of activities on offer included touch rugby, hockey, the fantastically well received Fettes Family Trail, the Low Ropes Course and Frisbee Golf. After a fantastic lunch guests were able to enjoy the Old Fettesians of 1990 Cricket XI vs the Fettes Community Scratch XI. Complimentary ice cream was provided by Graham’s the Family Dairy, who supported the event. A Tug of War competition like no other when a large team of children were victorious over a slightly taken aback catering and staff team was one of the day's highlights. The day ended with a stunning performance by the Pipe Band, a great feat from some who had only attended Zoom practice sessions and were in the band some decades ago. The spirit of the Fettes community is truly alive and well, evidenced by some of the feedback we received:
What a wonderful day we had at the Fettes Festival. It was so good to return to the College campus and to recall the very special atmosphere that Fettes manages to generate. Clearly a great deal of preparation had gone in to making the day a success and many thanks are due to everyone involved. (Past Parent)
Many thanks for all the organisation and putting on such wonderful events over the weekend. We all had a wonderful time. (JS-Ca 1982-1990)
Thank you very much for organising such a fun weekend. It was beautifully organised and you even made sure the sun was shining! (JS-AR 1982-1990)
What a day! A massive well done for all the time, energy and effort that has gone in to giving everyone such fun and happy memories. (Staff)
We all enjoyed watching the Tug of War and saw how thrilled the children were when they won. Listening to the pipe band, I don't think one would have realised they had only practised for an afternoon. They performed so well. (Past Parent)
Just to thank you the organisers for a lovely day doing nothing very much but really enjoying the friendly atmosphere, the refreshments, the chat and the fun trail. (Gl 1951-1955)