Runshaw’s Student Services team have worked amazingly hard to plan a special Jubilee party for students and staff to enjoy.

On the 6th February this year, Her Majesty The Queen became the first British Monarch to celebrate a Platinum Jubilee, marking 70 years of service to the people of the United Kingdom, the Realms and the Commonwealth. To celebrate this unprecedented anniversary, the UK will enjoy a four day UK bank holiday weekend from Thursday 2nd to Sunday 5th June. Many community events and celebrations will take place, the BBC have launched a national ‘Jubilee Pudding’ competition, and Marks & Spencer are even selling chocolate corgis!

To mark the occasion here at Runshaw, Student Services have worked amazingly hard to plan a party for students and staff to enjoy, and on Thursday 26th May, they invited all staff and students to celebrate the Queen’s Jubilee – the original plan was to play host at the front of college, with a Runshaw Street Party, but sticking with the great British tradition of bad weather, celebrations took place indoors instead. There were plenty of stalls and things to get involved in, alongside our photo booth, food vans (thank you to The Flying Pig Pizza team), face painting, bingo, rodeo bull, and other ‘royal’ activities, all in aid of raising funds for the college charity, Medécins Sans Frontières. And of course, not forgetting the Great Jubilee Bake Off! This was a competition in which both students and staff had to create a cake, judged by our very own Principal Clare Russell. The winning cakes are pictured below. Congratulations to all our winners!