Students set up Christmas Shopping Evening in Harborough - here are all the details of the event

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas at Welland Park Academy in Market Harborough.

Tuesday, 19th November 2019, 4:23 pm
Updated Tuesday, 19th November 2019, 4:24 pm
The Mingle and Jingle event is on tomorrow night (Wed) at the Welland Park Academy in Market Harborough.

Students are staging a Christmas Shopping Evening at the school tomorrow night (Wed).

Nicki Burgess, PA to principal Julie McBrearty, said: “They have managed to get over 30 stalls booked in and it promises to be a fantastic evening!”

The yuletide special will run from 6.30pm-8.30pm and features books, fairy dresses, Christmas decorations, crafts, mulled wine, toys and much more.

Parking is free and entry for the Mingle & Jingle festive funfest is just £1.

“Our students have put so much work, time and enthusiasm into setting this up,” said Nicki.

“They’ve done a brilliant job – and they are doing themselves and our whole school proud.”

She said they also host a Summer Prom for the leaving Year 11s every summer.

Nicki chairs the school’s volunteer student committee and they raised over £10,000 at the last Prom.

“So far this year the committee has organised Bake Sales, washing staff cars at lunchtimes, a staff sumo wrestling competition and a book stall at Lubenham Scarecrow Weekend.

“We’re also holding a penalty shoot-out against staff this Friday lunchtime so it’s been absolutely non-stop,” said Nicki.