Barrow Hills children get into the festive spirit

29th November 2019

It was a day of festive fun when Barrow Hills children took part in one of their favourite annual events – a Christmas Decorating Workshop on Friday 29th November.

Organised by BHCC (Barrow Hills Community Committee), the Christmas workshop provided an opportunity for the children to decorate ceramic gingerbread men, which are then sent off to be fired. Before the end of term, the artistic masterpieces will be returned to the children, beautifully gift wrapped in time for the annual festivities. Every decoration is unique, enabling each child to create an unusual bespoke Christmas decoration, which can be gifted to friends and family.

The children also made colourful paper chains to decorate the School Refectory and Christmas tree. As always, a willing group of parents volunteered their time to help festoon the School with the handmade paper chains.

Cris Martin St Valery, Chair of BHCC, which runs a series of events for children and parents at the School throughout the year to raise funds for charity and for School projects, said, “The children always look forward to this particular event which has become a firm favourite at the School. Not only does it raise valuable funds, it also creates memorable experiences for all who take part. All activities are geared towards developing the pupil profile attribute of generosity as well as encouraging compassion towards others. Today’s workshop helps to instil those traits as well as strengthen the School’s community spirit.”

The Christmas Decorating Workshop raised £342.

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