To celebrate the last day of term before Christmas, our Year 13 BTEC Business Diploma students organised a full day of seasonal events to raise money for Derby Kids Camp.
Derby Kids Camp was the Sixth Formers chosen charity because of its important work providing free holidays for disadvantaged children in Derby.
All students at the College were encouraged to take part in the fundraising day by wearing Christmas jumpers or Christmas colours instead of their uniform for a small charitable contribution. During breakfast and lunchtimes they then had the chance to visit Christmas stalls set up by the Year 13s. These included ones selling snacks and samosas, a raffle – with the main prizes being a Christmas Build-a-Bear and a Christmas cake – and games such as Message in a Stocking and a Christmas tombola.
One of the highlights of the day, as reported by students, was the Christmas-themed karaoke session in the College restaurant. For this, students and staff alike took centre stage singing seasonal tunes while lunch was being served.
Overall it was a fantastic way to celebrate students’ hard work throughout the term and they raised a total of £1,197 for a very deserving local cause in Derby Kids Camp.