The College is celebrating the end of a busy Autumn term with a day of celebration and fun-filled activities for both students and members of staff alike.
The entire student cohort, from Years 7-13 were involved in the day, which has been kept a closely guarded secret by staff event organisers since term started in early September. The highly anticipated event saw over 900 students and staff surprised with a range of activities throughout the day, including an array of inflatable activities, mechanical bull rides, sumo suits, assault courses, party photo booths, visits from the College’s Principal, ‘Father Cornish’, musical interludes, an alpine lodge dining experience and much more.
Newton Abbot College ‘Christmas Day’ marks the first time that the College has attempted to celebrate with everyone on such a grand scale. All lessons were suspended for the day in order for staff and students to relax, enjoy each other’s company and wish everyone a very merry festive period. The College has also been overwhelmed with support and donations from local businesses, allowing them to provide a present for each and every student in the College community.
The College’s Principal, Paul Cornish, was thrilled with the day: “Newton Abbot College is extremely grateful to all local businesses for their incredible generosity that has allowed us to provide prizes and presents for each and every member of our student cohort. Our ‘Christmas Day’ is a fitting and appropriate reward for all of our staff and students’ hard work and commitment throughout the Autumn term. It is important that, as a College community, we can come together and celebrate; the sense of togetherness and positivity that was in such evidence throughout the day is as important as the academia and excellence the College is known for.”