Christmas has officially arrived at Winstanley College!
The last week of term saw a bundle of festive treats including Christmas Jumper Day in aid of Save the Children, a santa dash, sing-a-long at the staff meeting and, the annual Winter Wonderland.
Student, Flora Jackson, organised Christmas Jumper Day as part of her Extended Project qualification, successfully securing raffle prizes of a Starbucks Hamper and Wigan Warrior tickets; she also arranged for Wish FM’s Chris Milow to draw the winners. A fantastic £700 was raised from the day.
The Winter Wonderland event unveiled a range stalls, grottos, candy, festive cheer and even a bucking bronco Christmas pudding! All accompanied by college bands playing a selection of Christmas Songs.
The event is all done in the name of charity and this year, along with Save the Children, charities included The Salvation Army, The Brick and Madagascan Wells. Pupils from Hope School in Wigan also attended, selling their homemade Christmas goodies.
Louise Tipping, College Principal commented: ‘A big ‘well done’ to everyone who helped out and supported the events, we are certainly feeling festive and ready for the Christmas hols!’
£25- Could pay for a surgical kit + sterilising box for an emergency medical team.
£50- Could buy 15 blankets to keep children warm in winter conditions.
£100- Could buy mosquito nets to protect 30 children from malaria.
To make a £5 donation to Save the Children text TEAMWINNIE to 70050 (until 31 December 2017) and your donation will be used wherever the need is greatest- an amazing gift to give this Christmas Time!