Tuesday, 13 December 2011

Christmas at Harlaxton 2011

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Christmas at Harlaxton 2011, a set on Flickr.

Christmas celebrations at Harlaxton began early with the traditional Trimming the Christmas Tree event in the Great Hall after Thanksgiving during which our students, faculty and staff spent an enjoyable afternoon decorating our 20 foot tree.

Then came the Harlaxton Family Christmas, a day of celebration with members of staff and their families, students, faculty and Meet-a-Families enjoying a sumptuous buffet meal, Father Christmas, Children’s Crafts and other festivities.

And finally, after we had bid farewell to the Fall 2011 semester and in the thick of the multitude of preparations necessary before the arrival of our Spring 2012 semester, we stole a few moments to gather together as a staff in the Great Hall, sing carols, eat mince pies (lots of them – yum), enjoy a Christmas hamper raffle and celebrate Andrew Potter winning the coveted Staff Christmas Competition. But, most of all, we enjoyed each other’s good company for a few precious moments.

Thanks to all who organised and made these events a possibility. And Merry Christmas!

Monday, 12 December 2011

Student Volunteers


Student Volunteers, a set on Flickr.

Our Fall 11 students welcomed the chance to do some volunteer work in the local community. Students sang Christmas Carols at an elderly residential home, and some helped to build a summer house in the grounds of a local hospice.

Tuesday, 6 December 2011

Staff Service Awards 2011

Anthony Sheridan - 30 yearsAnthony Sheridan - 30 yearsTony Goddard - 15 yearsZyggy Dekanski - 10 yearsMark Crowson - 10 yearsEdward Bujak - 10 years
Andrew Potter - 5 yearsHelen King - 5 yearsJulie Capodici - 5 yearsSue Broderick - 5 years

Staff Service Awards 2011, a set on Flickr.

Today we recognised the service of a number of colleagues and, in particular, Mr Anthony Sheridan (Catering Manager) who ‘celebrates’ 30 years of long and distinguished service at the College.

We recognised the following staff:

5 years- Sue Broderick, Julie Capodici, Stuart Hall, Helen King, Carole Oates & Andrew Potter

10 years - Edward Bujak, Mark Crowson & Zyggy Dekanski

15 years - Clive Dowman & Tony Goddard

30 years - Anthony Sheridan
Congratulations to all and … Thank You

Lion Terrace Project Nears Completion


The Lion Terrace project is now to all intents and purposes complete.

The project, which was begun in April 2009, has been beset with difficulties. From the bankruptcy of our initial contractor, to problems sourcing the required Ancaster stone and via a couple of very harsh winters, this has not been the easiest project to manage.

But we are very pleased with the end result and are grateful to David Carrington and the Skillington Workshops team for their hard work and forbearance.