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Elf Day raises charity cash with a smile

Students and staff got into the Christmas spirit by dressing as elves for the day and raising money for the Alzheimer’s Society.

The fun-packed event, organised by Foundation Skills staff for students with support needs, included an Elf photo booth, take a sELFie challenge, a raffle and an art competition.

There were eight prizes offered in the raffle. First prize was an amazing Elf cake, made by marketing officer Jamie Webb, and won by sixth form receptionist, Mary Angus.

Foundation Skills Facilitator Julie Ettridge said: “Thank you to everyone who supported us – we hope to have raised well over £100, which is fantastic. The students enjoyed joining in the festive spirit and getting involved in the activities.”

Other charity events held this year include a Macmillan Coffee Morning and a Wear It Pink Day for Breast Cancer. There is a Christmas Jumper Day planned for 14th December.

The Foundation Learning and SEND department at Havering Colleges is based at the sixth form in our newly refurbished and developed Newcourt building, offering a secure environment and exceptional facilities.

The focus is on Independence, Life Skills and Work Skills, and courses provide a bespoke learning programme for students in line with targets in their EHCP. Our team, who were rated ‘outstanding’ by Ofsted, have fostered an ethos centring around inclusivity.