On Friday, 16th December Winstanley College was transformed into a winter wonderland of market stalls, Christmas music and festive cheer.
Students and staff ran many different stalls with goods from wreaths and sweets to cakes and beeswax candles being sold. There was also a tombola by the knit and natter group who were raising money for Parkinsons UK, and Winstanley’ s LGBT group sold Christmas tree decorations and cakes for the charity BYou.
Winstanley’s Young Enterprise students joined the wonderland to promote their business venture selling smart watches and other health products, whilst the art department sold homemade wooden signs for the Salvation Army. The ever-jolly Student Union, dressed in full festive costume, sold Santa hats to encourage others to join in the fancy dress fun and also raffled off a hamper to raise funds for their chosen charities, Marie Curie and Wigan and Leigh Hospice.
Eleanor and Olivia, pupils from Culcheth High School also attended the event. They were raising money for their partnership school in Soweto, South Africa by selling cakes and sweets.
Thank you to everybody who took part; the event certainly kick-started Christmas for all!