Independent Living Skills (ILS) students from Coleg Llandrillo recently organised their annual end-of-year Christmas handcrafted goods sale at the college's Rhos-on-Sea campus, where staff, students and the public alike were delighted to be able to pick up a festive bargain or two!

Scores of adult learners - who have mild to moderate learning disabilities, severe learning disabilities and social and emotional behavioural difficulties - spent weeks preparing for the event.

They were involved in recycling and upcycling a selection of wooden and general household items to sell on the day as Christmas decorations, Christmas wreaths and flowers. There was also a raffle and tombola, as well as mulled wine, cakes and sweets on offer too.


The students were also involved in the manning of five wooden, chalet-style stalls, where they sold their Christmas creations outside the front of the college. To add to the festive atmosphere, the college's Performing Arts students sang carols whilst non-alcoholic mulled wine and mince pies were handed out to visitors.

During the run-up to the event, the students used their woodworking skills to recycle old furniture, concentrating on giving items a shabby chic festive look. They created individual wreaths out of old Christmas trees, turned wooden pallets into outdoor decorations and converted folder dividers into gift tags.


Coleg Llandrillo principal, Lawrence Wood, said:

This was a fantastic effort by our students and staff who have worked incredibly hard all term. I can't think of a better way to begin the festive season.


For more information about Independent Living Skills courses at Coleg Llandrillo, call the college's Learner Services team on 01492 542 338.