Learners at Thornbeck College celebrated their annual Christmas Market on Wednesday, December 11.

The market featured a range of products all handmade by learners at the college, and learners were involved in the arranging and hosting of the event. This included arranging the products onto the stalls, serving customers, and preparing and serving refreshments for guests.

Principal of Thornbeck College, Fay Strong, said

The event provided an opportunity for learners to develop a range of skills including planning, team work, communication and money handling.

A range of products that were made and sold by the learners included fudge, Christmas decorations, soaps, body scrub, Christmas wreaths, and candles.

In addition, learners decided to give their market a jungle-themed room, taking inspiration from ‘I’m a Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here’, which included a range of bush tucker trials for those attending to participate in.

The trials included retrieving stars from concealed boxes, eating crickets, using straws to pass Maltesers, incorporating team work, and removing a plastic beetle from a bowl of jelly with only your mouth.

Students, staff and guests took part in the Bush Tucker Trials - it was a fun and often funny addition to the Christmas market.

Well done to everyone who turned up and participated. In total, the market raised £371.80.

From everyone at Thornbeck College, we wish you a very merry Christmas!