Festive cheer

[caption id="attachment_7294" align="alignright" width="218"]Kate Keys, Colin Gill, Paul Cornish and Jack Nicol Kate Keys, Colin Gill, Paul Cornish and Jack Nicol[/caption] Christmas came early for the students at Newton Abbot College when they enjoyed a traditional Christmas lunch with students from their Houses as well as their tutors and co-tutors.  The lunches were held in the New Hall, which was suitably decorated with a 12 foot Christmas tree and the tables were adorned with satumas, pine cones, fir tree branches and, of course, Christmas crackers. Lunch was served to the students by Paul Cornish, Principal, the Heads of Houses and other members of staff who were dressed in various Christmas outfits.  Kate Keys, Head of Student Support and Brunel House, was Mother Christmas; Tracy Dommett, Head of Curie House, was a snowman complete with a carrot nose; Anne Farnham wore a Santa onsie, whilst Colin Gill, Head of Telford House, was Father Christmas. There was a friendly competition between the tutor groups to see who could make the best table decoration and the best in each House won a tin of chocolates.   Over the week there was a wide variety of decorations on display including traditional Christmas wreaths, a chimney with Santa’s feet poking out of the top and a cardboard Christmas tree decorated with paper baubles with students’ wishes written on them. Tracy Dommett said “With the festive music playing and the students in high spirits the atmosphere was lovely and Christmassy.  It was fantastic to see our Houses embracing the moment and having fun!”