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There has been no short supply of Christmas cheer at Weymouth College, as staff and students prepare for the holiday season.

The College has been showing off the talents and skills of its students, while also raising funds for good causes during the festive period.

Performing Arts and Music students on stage at Weymouth College’s Bay Theatre for their Christmas Showcase Spectacular

Performing Arts and Music students put together an incredible Christmas Showcase Spectacular at the College’s Bay Theatre last week.

The show included a packed programme of festive song, dance, theatre and comedy, including a mini pantomime of The Little Mermaid and a Wizard of Oz sketch show.

A dance number in the Christmas Showcase Spectacular at The Bay Theatre

The showcase was well received by audiences at matinee and evening shows on Thursday, coinciding with the College’s annual Christmas Fair, which saw the reception area packed with stalls and games.

From macrame to felt stocking fillers, crocheted gifts to jewellery and plenty of homemade cakes, there was something for everyone.

A busy Christmas Fair was held in Weymouth College’s reception area to raise funds for Weymouth Samaritans with students running their own stalls

Among those to help organise the event were our Route Into and Level 2 and 3 Business students, who came up with ideas for games and manned the stalls, created flyers and helped sell raffle tickets, teaching them skills in event management, marketing, personal selling and customer service.

A raffle for a luxury hamper of Christmas treats boosted funds raised on the day – a total of £350 for the Weymouth branch of The Samaritans.

Sixth form students from Weymouth College toured some of London’s top attractions, including the Sky Garden, during a pre-Christmas trip

Our Sixth Form students soaked up the festive atmosphere on an action-packed trip to London just before the Christmas break.

A total of 45 students took part in the trip and were split into three groups to tour some of the capital’s top attractions, including Buckingham Palace, The Sky Garden, The National Gallery, British Museum, Science Museum, Natural History Museum, and The Victoria and Albert Museum.

Students enjoyed dinner at Mr Wu’s in China Town during their London trip

One group also sat in on a conspiracy to murder trial at The Old Bailey and the students visited Covent Garden, enjoying some Christmas shopping and a meal at Mr Wu’s in nearby China Town.

Back at the College, Catering & Hospitality students were keeping busy cooking their festive menu for multiple sell-out dinners at the College’s Avenue restaurant in the run-up to Christmas.

Meanwhile, staff went head-to-head in a hotly-contested best decorated office competition and raised funds for Save the Children by wearing their Christmas jumpers at end of term celebrations.

The College campus will now be closed until Tuesday, 2nd January and students will be returning from Wednesday, 3rd January. However, support is still available for students over the festive period – click here for more information.

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