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Christmas Comes to the College

Thanks to the efforts of Epsom’s facilities team, the College is festooned in Christmas displays. From the impressive red and gold tree that greets arrivals in Main Reception, to the traditional nativity scene in St Luke’s Chapel, and family of sparkly polar bears in Main Hall, every corner of the College has been treated to a festive makeover.

Epsom’s Living Advent Calendar

New for this year, 24 houses around campus have volunteered to take part in Epsom’s Living Advent Calendar. Each house taking part decorates a front-facing window with a Christmas scene of their choice. A window is unveiled each day throughout December and pupils and staff are encouraged to walk the campus and spot the festive scenes. We have so far seen designs from Raven, White, Murrell, Wilson, Crawfurd and Rosebery, as well as the Piggot family, and teacher Julie Morris, showcasing a variety of handmade, creative works of art.

Christmas Card Competition

The Christmas Card Art competition challenged Lower School and Middle Fourth pupils to create a Christmas card inspired by the College’s evergreen trees. The creativity and quality of work was very impressive. Nine pupils had their designs shortlisted, and the Headmaster chose two designs to be printed and posted out to friends of the Epsom College community as the official 2020 Christmas card. Well done to Middle Fourth winner Edie McLennan Fordyce (Rv) and Third Form winner Daisy Gillespie (GH).

“This was a great opportunity for students to learn about and appreciate the trees at Epsom College,” said Head of Art, Mr Nikolas Arvanitis. “It is a reminder of how beautiful the College’s grounds are and the endless opportunities they provide for collecting visual research. Congratulations to the worthy winners!”

A third card, designed by Lower Sixth student Cyndi Chang (Rv), will be sent by the Headmaster.

Cyndi’s illustration was initially chosen by the Daniel Spargo-Mabbs Foundation for its Christmas campaign. Cyndi is a youth ambassador for the charity, and the College has been a long term supporter of the Foundation’s work to educate young people about drugs and alcohol.

This Christmas, the Headmaster has matched the cost of producing the Christmas cards with a donation to the charity. If you too would like to support their work with young people visit