BARNET is getting into the spirit of Christmas today with four separate Christmas fairs.

Business studies students at Mill Hill County High School are organising their own fair between 11am and 4pm.

With the help of their head of business studies Linda Trinder, the 74 students from year 11 have come up with a range of ideas and enterprises to raise money, including car racing and a snowboard simulator and stalls with Krispy Kreme doughnuts and Pizza Hut pizzas.

At Mapledown School in Claremont Road, Cricklewood, Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is in support. He and his wife, who donate something special every year, have doubled their donation to two gifts for the school raffle in celebration of his 60th birthday this year.

The fair is run by the FoMS charity which exists to support the  pupils and families of all who attend Mapledown School, a secondary school for pupils with severe and complex learning difficulties.

International links co-ordinator at the school Anju Shah said: “We support the school by purchasing equipment and providing additional educational experiences not normally provided by the Local Authority. We are a small school-based charity whose membership is drawn mainly from staff, families and well wishers.”

Not to be outdone, Christ Church School in Byng Road, Barnet has secured the Guild Hall music prize winner Tyler Rix for their fair.

Mr Rix will play a medley of tunes between 3pm and 3.45pm including songs from his album Ascent and Christmas carols.

The fair will be open between 1pm and 4pm.

Dodgems will be just one of the attractions at St John's School in Swan Lane, Whetstone.

The school is promising a full funfair open between 2pm and 7pm.

The fair has been organised to raise money for new equipment for the school's nursery.

Fun at the fair costs £5 – for that visitors get 11 tickets for rides.