New City College joined local businesses to create a festive community event – attended by special guests, The Grinch and Father Christmas!
Students and staff at the college helped to create the Christmas Candyland grotto and took to the streets as Santa’s Elves to sprinkle a little magic in the centre of Collier Row in Havering.
An army of students helped wrap sackfuls of presents that were given out free to over 1,000 excited children when the grotto opened at headline sponsors The Chigwell Group’s Chigwell Window Centre in Chase Cross Road.
Art and Design students based at NCC’s campus in Ardleigh Green Road, Hornchurch, designed and created life-size props and decorations to transform the shop into a candy-inspired wonderland.
Performing Arts students sang and danced as the Elves, entertaining families as they queued for the chance to see Santa in his grotto.