Derwen College’s annual summer fete and open day was a tremendous success again this year, raising £11,339 despite gloomy and drizzly conditions.
Supported by many other local charities and fundraising groups, as well as Derwen staff and students, the Friends of the Derwen organised their traditional afternoon of fun, games, stalls and sideshows.
Hundreds of people attended, including many ex-students and their families, sharing their news about how their lives have unfolded since leaving college.
The Mayor and Mayoress of Oswestry, Councillor John Gareth Jones and Mrs Tegwen Jones, were given a tour of the college and said they were truly impressed.
West Midlands MEP, Nikki Sinclaire, also attended. Nikki was a guest at the college earlier in the month, when she met the Student Council. She was so impressed she requested a return visit so she could learn more about the students and their hopes and dreams.
A group of students have been working on a project with Fusion Arts. They gave a vibrant drumming demonstration to showcase their new skills.
Performing Arts students, along with anybody else who cared to join in, unveiled their new flash mob. To the sound of What Makes You Beautiful, and in the pouring rain, they put on an exciting and enthusiastic display.
Even when a technical glitch halted the music half way through the students hardly missed a beat and finished the routine singing a capella as well as dancing.