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Bassingbourn students light up Royston High Street

Arty students have pulled out all the stops to help decorate Royston town centre for Christmas.

Art Teacher Nicky Price set an unusual challenge for the students at Bassingbourn Village College – to make Christmas tree decorations using reclaimed materials. The resulting creations can be seen decorating shop windows in the High Street.

She said: “We were asked to help Royston town centre with its Christmas decorations and the students were all really excited to be involved.

“So much work has gone into some of the decorations with students using a wide range of materials… bottle tops, lightbulbs, sticks and tin cans to name a few.”

Year 8 students at the college enjoyed a specialist workshop in lantern-making before going on to produce their own which will be used as part of the town’s Christmas Trail this weekend. Sally Williams, of Retail Revivial, spent time with the students showing them how to make lightweight lanterns using willow and tissue paper. The youngsters then decorated them before sending them off to be hidden in shops and market stalls.

Rudolph’s Christmas Trail takes place on Saturday between 10am-4pm with prizes for everyone who spots the hidden lanterns.

Bassingbourn Village College

South End, Bassingbourn, Royston, Hertfordshire, SG8 5NJ

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