The Green Room School in Windsor held its annual Christmas Market on Friday December 7th, and this year’s event was bigger and better than ever.
The market was organised entirely by the school’s sixth form pupils, as part of their PiXL Edge Masters qualification. This meant that everything from the products on the stalls, the design of the Winter Wonderland and the creation of a karaoke grotto was either made, designed or organised by the students.
Turn out was impressive after a concerted marketing campaign from pupils, with over a 100 local residents, parents and carers all enjoying mulled drinks, coffee donated by Starbucks, as well as tasty offerings from award-winning local caterer Dublicious Food, and a student-led hot dog stand, which both sold out.
The karaoke grotto proved to be one of the highlights of the evening, as well as various appearances from Santa, accompanied by his loyal elves Mistle and Toe. Those who dared to try something a little different were able to have their fortunes told by our resident tarot card reader in an occult-themed alternative grotto, and one history buff pupil gave moving and poignant talks about Christmas in the trenches, to mark the centenary of the end of World War 1. There was also an escape room, which pitted contestants’ wits against a money grabbing Santa who had locked his elves in the toy workshop over Christmas. Other budding entrepreneurs set up stalls selling homemade scented candles, and hand drawn Christmas cards.
Proceeds from the evening will be channeled back into future sixth form projects.