Staff and students alike were delighted to be able to pick up a handcrafted festive bargain or two as they wandered around several outdoor market stalls…staged in a traditional European style!
Scores of ILS students - who have additional learning needs - spent weeks preparing for the event. All funds raised will go to this year’s college charity, Shelter Cymru.
During the run-up to the event, the students used their skills to upcycle a wide range of wooden and general household items, transforming them into festive decorations to sell on the day, including Christmas baubles, gonks, glittery pine cones, wreaths and table runners. They also manned a tombola and raffle stand.
The Hospitality & Catering students sold a delicious array of festive treats, including Christmas puddings and mince pies to name but a few. Other departments manning stalls this year included Pathways to Construction, Art & Design and Hair & Beauty.
Independent Living Skills programme area manager, Jane Myatt, said: “I would like to thank all the staff and students for their support. We are extremely proud of our students for the hard work leading up to the market and during the actual day. They really enjoyed selling their creations to staff and students alike.”