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School’s festive wreaths bring seasonal cheer to new market

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STAFF and pupils from Bewsey Lodge Primary School have created a series of festive wreaths, which have gone on display at the new Warrington Market for its first Christmas Wreath festival.

School head Emma Wright and art-coordinator Vicki Leach were approached by the market management team who were impressed with the huge poppy display the pupils created for Armistice Day. The pupils and teachers created 22 wreaths, representing the 12 days of Christmas and a range of other festive-inspired designs.
Vicki said: “We have enjoyed taking part in the project and the children have had great fun creating the artwork to make up the 12 days of Christmas. The staff were also keen to take part in some festive fun and created a diverse range of designs to spread a few smiles in what has been a difficult year.
“As the art co-ordinator for the school, I am very keen to take part in creative projects which provide a platform to display the children’s work. I think this was a fantastic opportunity and we hope we can spread some festive cheer for those who visit the market this Christmas”.
Christmas Wreaths have been around since the 16th century and have continued to grow in popularity, with many people choosing to make their own striking interpretations from artificial, to real to those made from baubles or a contemporary twist.
Cllr Tom Jennings, the borough council’s cabinet member for economic development and innovation, said: “We’re really impressed with the quality and variety of the wreaths from the pupils and teachers and it’s great to see the smile they are bringing to our customers. We hope to grow the event next year, with more wreaths on display, choirs, competitions, and wreath making workshops. We would encourage any schools or local organisation in Warrington who wish to participate to contact us.”
The wreaths are on display inside the Cookhouse until January 6.

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