To add to the festive atmosphere at the annual Ellesmere College tree-lighting event, this year the School held its first Continental Christmas Market in aid of Hope House. Besides the traditional carol singing by the Lower School Choir before the tree lights were switched on, there was also an array of Christmas stalls where pupils, staff and parents could purchase presents and festive foods.
Overseas pupils shared a flavour of their countries' customs and traditions with the sale of numerous Christmas crafts as well as foods from around the world. Local parents joined the throng of pupils and staff and a total of £210 was raised for Hope House. Committee members from the Ellesmere College Parents' Society organised a raffle of a homemade Christmas cake and the catering team did a sterling job of producing German bratwurst and sauerkraut for all to sample.
Kate Sampson and Christina Westwood, co-organisers of the Christmas Market event, were delighted with the response received. The cold weather added to the atmosphere and everyone enjoyed the evening. The College hopes to hold a similar event next year.
12th December 2008 Back to News