27 students and 6 members of staff from Wath-based Dearne Valley College braved the dark hours recently to undertake a ‘ghostly sleepover’ at the College’s Rockingham campus, all in the name of charity.
The students, who are studying towards Hairdressing, Beauty and Catering qualifications, stayed after hours to be entertained by spiritual medium, Lily of ‘Spirit in the Sky’, followed by local paranormal experts, Richard and Joe of ‘Rotherham Ghosts’, who generously donated their time for the event.
As well as the spooky activities, students were also tasked with a practical assignment to work in pairs to produce a two-course meal, in the style of ‘Ready, Steady, Cook’, Two teams were declared joint winners, before tucking into their delicious creations, and concluding the event with some traditional scary movies and the swapping of ghost stories.
The evening was a success, with the participating students looking forward to arranging an even better event for 2014, and a total of approximately £150 raised for local charity, Darcy’s Days.
Catering tutor, Anne-Marie Percival, who took part in the event and its organisation said:
“It was a thought provoking event and we have never seen the students so engaged and quiet. There were a few strange things that happened but nothing to freak us out too much!”
“The event was a huge success, and the students are already eager to plan next year’s sleepover. We are very grateful to our entertaining guests for donating their time and the event went down a treat for all involved!”