18 Mar

  • By Communications

On the last day of the winter term Plymouth Campus held a Winter Market to raise funds for some much-needed improvements around the school. This event was entirely planned and organised by the Sixth Form students… a very big well done to them all.  It was a very enjoyable occasion with a real sense of atmosphere (even if some customers were asking for torches… ;))

The stalls were made by the students from recycled pallets (and after being dismantled these have now been used in the refurbishment of Room 38).  Each team of stallholders was responsible for decorating their own stall and they did a great job, all the stalls looked fabulous.

There was a great choice of delicious food and drink available… the only problem was having the capacity to try it all…  gourmet sausage in a roll with caramelised onions, fondue… either creamy cheese or chocolate, wide selection of cheeses, pickles and jams, pick’n’mix sweets, mince pies and cream, cakes galore…. and to wash it all down some authentic mulled wine or cider (non-alcoholic, naturally!).

Other activities included the Hamper Raffle, the ‘Shove a Pound’ table, the ‘Hoop a Winter Treat’, ‘Decorate a Cup Cake’ and the ‘Name the Reindeer’ competition. Well done to Oakley Parson, winner of the hamper, and Zenia Ellis, winner of the Reindeer (its name was Hermione, in case you were wondering). There was also a Gingerbread House competition, open to anyone who wished to enter.  Customers could vote for their favourite house and at the end, the four houses with the most votes were auctioned off.  This was a great success…. Congratulations to Sylvia Buckley for her fantastic gingerbread Romany Caravan, the winning entry, which sold for £120 in the auction!  And a big thank you to everyone who took part.

There was also the ‘Buskers Corner’, where some keen musicians serenaded the crowds while they browsed the stalls, and the Primary students gave a rendition of the songs they had learned in the past term.

Overall, it was a fantastic event and raised just over £1760, a great result and worth all the hard work that the students put into it.  Thank you to everyone who came along and enjoyed the fun… maybe we’ll see you again next year.