Some younger visitors to school, in the form of escapee lambs from a nearby farm, and some lovely sunny weather over the last couple of weeks indicate that spring has finally sprung, bringing a whirlwind of events and activities for staff and pupils at the College.
Last week saw a staff quiz night raise £385 for the Ellesmere supporters’ fund. Congratulations to ‘Quiz Akabussi’ for winning the quiz, with further special mentions to ‘I thought this was speed dating’ for the most inventive name, and ‘Beauty and the Beasts’ for propping up the pack in last place!
Friday observed both staff and pupils taking part in an own clothes day, as well as cake sales, sweepstakes, raffles, collections and a very exciting school disco, all in aid of Red Nose Day, raising money for Comic Relief. The College as a whole raised over £650, as well as a further £200 through the sale of red noses, a fantastic total to help to make a difference to mental health, education, immunisation, fighting malaria and domestic violence both in the UK and abroad.
Business has also been picking up for the Post 16 Enterprise Group, who have been running successful weekly massage and relaxation sessions for both students and staff within the Internet Café on Tuesday afternoons.
Finally…we are looking forward to meeting some new members of the Ellesmere College family after Easter when we will be joined by six chickens! Negotiations are still underway to name our new residents but students, staff and friends of the College will be involved, Chicky McChicken Face gets our vote. We hope they will enjoy their new home and we look forward to some new challenges and hopefully some egg-cellent produce!