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.

By The Newsroom
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.
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.