Forty pupils from Burton Road Primary School have visited a Disney themed Santa’s grotto at Barnsley College.
The Year 3 pupils were invited to the College’s Construction Centre where they had the opportunity to visit Santa in a grotto which has been designed, built and decorated by Barnsley College Construction students as part of their studies.
After meeting Santa, the pupils continued with the festive spirit by taking part in a number of Christmas themed activities, organised by staff and students. Pupils painted their own Christmas plaster molds whilst listening to festive music and they also took part in a game of ‘Snowball Shootout’, a penalty shootout style of game where they threw ‘snowballs’ at Rudolph and Santa.
Kevin Scholey, Head of Construction at Barnsley College, said: “We are always looking at ways in which we can strengthen our links with the local community. The visit was a great way for the pupils to get a taste of construction trades, have some fun and get into the Christmas spirit. Our students and staff worked hard to ensure that the event ran smoothly and they did a fantastic job with the grotto.”
Miss Hanson, Year 3 class teacher at Burton Road Primary School, added: “It’s been a great afternoon and the pupils have had lots of fun taking part in all the activities and meeting Santa. It was also a great opportunity for them to see the excellent facilities at the Construction Centre and to make them aware of what is available in Barnsley.”