Bath Academy plans to light up Queen Square this winter and add some sparkly festive cheer with a very large and beautiful Christmas tree in their front courtyard. 

More than just a decorative tree, it will be a ‘Remembrance Tree’ managed by their very own Student Elves who will be looking for help to decorate it in a special way for a special cause.

As we head into the Christmas period, it is more important than ever to remember our loved ones, to celebrate their life or acknowledge those going through difficult times. Similar to Dorothy House’s ‘Light up a Life’ campaign where a candle on a tree is lit for a loved one at Christmas time, Bath Academy’s project – ‘Dress Dorothy’s Tree’ – will have the same sentiment but using symbolic baubles instead of candles to decorate the tree.

Taking place during Bath’s busy Christmas market, the independent college is hoping to attract market-goers to their Christmas display where they can purchase a Bath Academy Bauble to personalise in memory of or in honour of a loved one, with all proceeds going to raise money for Dorothy House Hospice.

“We feel that our location on the corner of Queen Square would be the perfect place to raise awareness of such an important cause, inject some festive spirit into the community, and involve our students in a very worthwhile project,” says Paul Francis, Vice-Principal of Bath Academy.

Switching on of the lights will take place at 5pm on 28 November outside the college’s main entrance at 27 Queen Square, when the Bath Academy Christmas Baubles will be available for purchasing and personalising with their own message at £1 per bauble (minimum donation).

Dorothy’s Tree is kindly donated by local Bath farmers from Rainbow Wood Farm, a 300-acre working farm, bed & breakfast, farm produce shop and seasonal Christmas barn. If you would also like to ‘Light up a Life’ there is a service taking place at Bath Abbey 26 November at 6pm.

To support Bath Academy’s Christmas Project, please pay a visit to Queen Square between November 28 and December 14 and help the Student Elves decorate the tree with Remembrance Baubles.

Alternatively, visit the Dorothy House Hospice website to make a donation online: dorothyhouse.org.uk
For more information: bathacademy.co.uk