Students from Coleg Llandrillo's Rhyl campus recently created a traditional Christmas market at the college, with all funds raised going to the student union's chosen charity for the academic year: Macmillan Cancer Support. 

Groups of students studying on Health and Social Care, Customer Services and Pathways to Construction courses, spent months producing a wide range of handmade Christmas products and games.

These included Christmas decorations, wooden wine racks, bird boxes and hand-painted decorative stones. There were also raffles, mince pies, balloon modelling challenges and the chance for staff and students to decorate their own Christmas biscuits!

The students also organised a range of competitions including, 'Guess the Name of the Teddy' and 'Guess How Many Sweets in the Jar'. Alongside these, were the traditional tombola and hamper raffles.

Coleg Llandrillo's student union president, Jacob Jones, manned a stall selling a range of cakes, mince pies, and Christmas puddings, whilst also giving staff and students the chance to decorate their own Christmas biscuits.

Pupils from Ysgol Plas Brondyffryn in Denbigh - North Wales' regional centre of excellence for teaching children on the autistic spectrum - who attend a range of courses at Rhyl College, sold homemade decorations.

As part of the enterprise theme, David and Maria from Big Ideas Wales ran a balloon-modelling competition. The winner was announced as Construction student Liam Preston from Rhyl.

During the event, nearly 40 students served customers on seven stalls. This project has also helped some of the students complete part of their enterprise module.

Coleg Llandrilo's Enterprise officer Karen Aerts said:

What a wonderfully festive event. It was fantastic to see so many students engaging in enterprise activities, including test-trading, with such a positive attitude. The feedback from staff and students alike was overwhelmingly positive.

For more information on courses at Coleg Llandrillo's Rhyl campus, contact the College on 01745 354 797.