Christmas is an important celebration for many and at RPCC we embraced the festivities. A seasonal mood was created by live music at lunches, with some talented young musicians playing Christmas carols in the outdoor spaces. City Catering invited all students – and staff – to the annual Christmas lunch of traditional turkey and all the trimmings with mince pies and other treats for dessert. Tutor groups competed with each other to decorate tutor bases, which were judged by the Headteacher and his Deputy. And you can’t have Christmas without a pantomime. Oh yes you can! Well not at RPCC; students with 100% attendance and no negative behaviour points were rewarded with a traditional afternoon’s entertainment.
Although for a lot of us Christmas is about presents, food and drink, not everyone is as fortunate. This year our Christmas Trolley made a reappearance: staff, students and parents donated food to be passed onto families in our local community. The trolley needed emptying on a daily basis and we would like to thank all those who contributed.
Christmas jumpers are not always tasteful, but are good fun and also worthy when they raise money for ‘Save the Children’. For the last day of term staff and students wore Christmas jumpers in aid of this worthy charity, raising several hundred pounds.