Aspire Students Design and Create Christmas Tree

Aspire Students Design and Create Christmas Tree1Engineering students from North Shropshire College’s (NSC) Aspire Centre in Burford, Tenbury Wells, have created decorations for a Christmas tree which has gone on display at Burford’s Parish Church. The display coincides with the town’s Santa Parade and forms part of Tenbury Wells’ Mistletoe Festival, the oldest and largest Mistletoe market which dates back to a charter from Queen Victoria.

Gina Harris, the Aspire Centre Manager, commented ‘it was bit of fun that has demonstrated the imagination of our students to design and produce decorations to promote what we do, three of our students joined me at the church to put up the display. Team working, communicating, problem solving and a whole host of other life skills required to make it all happen.’

Aspire Students Design and Create Christmas Tree2

The Aspire Christmas tree with students (L to R) Scott Ball, Kyle Adshead and Sam Powell

The Christmas tree has raised is in excess of £300 and donations are still coming in, the two community projects that are to benefit this year are Café 27 (The youth café in town) and St Mary’s Church.

For more information about qualifications at NSC’s Aspire Centre or to apply, please visit If you would like a tour, contact Gina on 01584 811789 or email You can also call the College Admissions Team on 01691 688080 or email

About Association of Colleges West Midlands

AoC West Midlands promotes and supports the interests of 38 general further education, sixth form and specialist colleges throughout the West Midlands region. The West Midlands is a diverse region and our colleges reflect this diversity. From small specialist colleges in rural locations to large inner city establishments, colleges reflect the needs of their local environment. Working closely with employers, learners and the local community, our 38 member colleges offer a broad range of flexible learning opportunities for individuals at all levels. They aim to give local people the skills they need for success and prosperity, tackling barriers to learning and providing opportunities that meet the needs of individuals and employers
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