When you think about Christmas, the copious amount of food on offer is up there in the top list of things to enjoy over the festive season. 

Learners and staff across all R.E.A.L. sites got together to make a banquet worth of food goodies to sell at the R.E.A.L. Christmas market.

Ellen Longmate, Learning Manager said: “The market was full of lovely sweet treats and craft items that the learners had made from all school sites.”

There were mince pies, Christmas cake puddings, jam crumble slices, wax melts and decorations on sale.

Ellen added: “We had learners from Blidworth, City Hub, Ilkeston and Woodhouse Road selling gifts. It was really well received.”

Christmas music was playing and hot chocolate and marshmallows were served by the kitchen staff. 

Ellen said: “The learners loved it. A few of them definitely have that sales streak in them, as we all left with no money!”