Stranton Primary offers festive workshops

(rear left to right) Stuart White, Melanie Harriman, Amanda Hill and Sue Wilson with (front left to right) Matthew Hill, Madisyn Harriman, Angelique Wilkinson, Jacob Hill, Cassie Wilkinson and Will Wilkinson holding the Advent wreaths they made during the community Advent wreath making session held at Stranton Primary School.
(rear left to right) Stuart White, Melanie Harriman, Amanda Hill and Sue Wilson with (front left to right) Matthew Hill, Madisyn Harriman, Angelique Wilkinson, Jacob Hill, Cassie Wilkinson and Will Wilkinson holding the Advent wreaths they made during the community Advent wreath making session held at Stranton Primary School.

A SCHOOL is branching out by offering festive workshops to the community.

Stranton Primary School, in Hartlepool, is putting on Christmas wreath-making sessions and inviting Foggy Furze and Burn Valley residents along to create their own.

Organisers are hoping that people will make 300 wreaths, with 60 to be given away for free, with Stranton families given priority.

The school is inviting families and various community groups along to take part in this fun, free festive activity.

Five workshops have been funded by the councillors for the Foggy Furze and Burn Valley wards, Christopher Akers-Belcher, Kevin Cranney, Kaylee Sirs, Jonathan Brash, Gerard Hall and John Lauderdale.

Stu White, outreach manager at the school, said: “We can hold up to 40 participants. I thought wreath-making would be a nice thing to do as a Christmas community activity.”

While 60 smaller wreaths will be given away free, larger wreaths will be available for £10.

A session was held on Wednesday, and forthcoming workshops will take place in the school dining hall today, as well as Monday, December 1, Monday, December 8 and Monday, December 15, all from 3.20pm-5pm. Under-16s should be accompanied by an adult.

To book a place, call (01429) 275595.