Schoolchildrens' 'weather-proof' decorations on town's treeBy Julie Spencer
December 06, 2012
Artistic, imaginative but weather-proof decorations have been created by schoolchildren to hang on Wokingham’s Christmas tree.
Pupils from Wescott Infants, Emmbrook Infants, Emmbrook Junior, St Paul’s Junior, All Saint’s Primary, St Theresa’s Primary, Luckley-Oakfield, St Crispin’s, The Emmbrook and High Close schools gathered with their teachers in Market Place last Wednesday for an evening of carols, hot chocolate, mince pies and mulled wine.
The decorations, including one from students at Foundry College, were handed over to Wokingham town mayor Councillor Peter Lucey, mayoress Elaine White and Cllr Gwynneth Hewetson, chair of the arts and culture committee, and used to decorate the tree the next day. Gemma Cumming, arts and culture officer at Wokingham Town Council, said: “We had around 200 people and Wokingham Choral Society sang six carols, which was lovely.
“The refreshments were provided by Marks & Spencer, Waitrose, Morrisons and Tesco and each school brought around 12 children.
“The decorations did not go up on the night as we had to use a cherry picker but they are up now.”