On the Saturday before Advent there is already an air of Christmas at the DSL. Pupils, parents, friends and neighbours of the school are invited by the Friends of Douglas House.
Creative handicrafts, biscuits and advent wreaths all create a traditional German Christmas fair atmosphere. There is a raffle and you can browse the book and bric-a-brac stalls, or sample any of the typical culinary fare, from German sausage to cake. All classes take part and transform the corridors and classrooms into a Christmas wonderland.
The Friends of Douglas House ensure that all proceeds are re-invested in the school.