Brooke Weston students are celebrating the festive season with a combination of good food and entertainment. The lower school celebrated yesterday with a Christmas market and afternoon disco, while older students are enjoying their activities today.
The festive fun traditionally starts with a dinner of turkey and trimmings, served in the restaurant. Then the market took place where students set up stalls filled with sweets, prizes, games, raffles and competitions. Items for sale included handmade jewellery, sweet filled stockings, keyrings, candles and sweets, while competitions ranged from lyric singing to games including Guess the Teacher’s Voice and Who’s the Reindeer?
A business formed under the Young Enterprise Scheme, Sasindo, sold out of their home-made candles, with students and staff snapping up more than 70 of them at £2 each. The team, led by Jack Crane, formulated a business plan and their own recipes for candles including lavender and golden vanilla varieties.
Meanwhile tutor group 8B was selling off the remainder of Mr Nicholls’s ties to raise money for him and the VSO organisation in South Sudan. They were also selling tombola tickets with cups of sweets as prizes. Tom Blaikie said: ‘Money from the ties will be going to South Sudan while the funds from the tombola will be going to another charity.’
Then it was time for the Christmas disco in the Weston Theatre, with Gangnam Style proving inevitably very popular, while some of the lower school students opted instead to watch a festive film.
Today, after their Christmas dinner, the upper school students have the option of watching a film, taking part in sports activities or studying in the library.
Money raised from mufti collections and the street market will be donated to charity. Thank you to everyone who contributed to the Christmas cheer, from the students manning the market, to the staff manfully patrolling the disco!
As ever, huge appreciation goes to the chefs and restaurant staff who, once again, produced thousands of fabulous traditional dinners for students and staff.