Last Updated: Monday, December 12, 2016

Students Plan Lapland Trip for Children!

College students make dreams come true for forty school children from St Bernadette’s Catholic Primary Voluntary Academy with an annual make-believe trip to Lapland to see Father Christmas.

The joyful treat was organised by the students in the Travel and Tourism department at North Lindsey College who were assessed in events management for providing this merry service.

Festive fun was experienced by the children with courtesy of Iron Air at North Lindsey College who experienced a pretend flight on the College’s real aeroplane cabin which has been fitted into a classroom.  Each child received their very own Iron Air passport, as the children stepped on board for the imaginary trip to Lapland. 

The in-flight visual programme consisted of a scenic view to the winter wonderland after being supplied with refreshments on board the airline.  After the flight had ended the children arrived at Santa’s grotto to pay him and his elves a visit before having a festive story and participating in Christmas crafts. 

Kimmy from St Bernadette’s Catholic Primary Voluntary Academy said, “I enjoyed going to see Santa and him giving us a present.”

Students helped the children in Santa’s workshop make magic reindeer food, decorate biscuits and make Christmas decorations.  Travel student, Courtney Lowe commented, “This is the first time we have planned an event like this, I was nervous at first but now I’m more confident.  The children were very excited and loved meeting Santa.” 

Kayleigh Parker (Lecturer in Travel) commented, “The students have grown so much in confidence since starting in September.  It’s really positive to see them use their skills in practice and engage with such a young audience.  The children have really enjoyed it too and left with big smiles on their faces.”

Photograph: Santa with his student Elves with the Children from St Bernadette’s Catholic Primary Voluntary Academy.

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