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Posted on: 02/01/2017

It Was a Cracker of a Christmas at St Charles!

In the last week of term, the festive spirit was well and truly alive at St Charles with a number of students organising a range of activities which spread Christmas cheer across the College community.Christmas

In the run up to Christmas, dedicated members of the College Council were busy selling and delivering candy canes with messages of joy and happiness, with the added benefit of raising over £200 for a project involving an ex-College staff member, supporting Syrian refugees.

The festivities continued on Monday 19th, with a group of Learning Support students running a very successful Christmas cake sale. A fine selection of cakes adorned the tables in the atrium and were sold by enthusiastic students who raised £69 for the NSPCC Little Stars campaign in London. With festive tunes resonating in the background, the generosity of students and staff was felt all around with many donating their change to the proceeds. “It was a great team effort all round and good fun!” said student Jade Slocock.

The happy mood continued on Tuesday with our very own Mr & Mrs Claus, played by Jerry Mintah and Ghazal Mottaghi, who went around the College campus with their helpful ‘elves’ dishing out festive treats in their Random Acts of Christmas kindness. This lovely gesture was well received by students around College who welcomed an excuse to indulge in even more chocolate! 

To round off the week, a group of 35 students and 8 staff from Learning Support headed off to Queens Ice for an enjoyable afternoon of competitive bowling, which was inevitably followed by pizza! It was a wonderful end to an event-filled week and students expressed their appreciation and assured us all of the great fun they had.  “It was a fun-filled afternoon with a real Christmas atmosphere," said Ghazal Mottaghi.