Kind-hearted students brought some early festive cheer to South Cheshire College by staging a fundraising event at its campus.
The Vocational Studies group staged the fundraising initiative to raise cash towards their course residential trip to Betws-y-Coed, North Wales next year.
Students sold off beautiful hand-made Christmas cards and tags and made a gigantic sweet bomb as a prize for guessing how many sweets were in it.
The group also held a raffle and tombola which gave staff and students the chance to win a luxurious hamper full of Christmas treats, store cupboard favourites and other prizes.
The stall was very well received by staff and students and attracted a great deal of interest throughout the day.
It also helped the group to gather valuable evidence towards the ‘Running an Enterprise’ unit of their course.
Heidi Tomlinson, Course Learner Mentor, said:
“The students worked very hard to organise the stall which will provide valuable funds towards next year’s residential.
“The group donated a number of the gifts themselves and also promoted the event around the College.”
The Vocational Studies course, which was formerly the FEAT ASDAN programme, includes different units which focus on customer service, an introduction to IT, business administration, health and safety and art and media.
It is suitable for students who need an introductory programme to extend their key skills whilst deciding which vocational area or job to specialise in.
Course Tutor Liz Cole added:
“I’d like to say a big thank-you to all the staff and students at South Cheshire College who supported the group and bought gifts and raffle tickets.
“Their help is very much appreciated and is a big boost for all the students on the course.”
For more information about the Vocational Studies course at South Cheshire College, please call 01270 654654 or visit www.s-cheshire.ac.uk