SCHOOLCHILDREN in Liversedge will be illuminating their school grounds as part of a community arts project.
Pupils from Hightown Junior, Infant & Nursery School and Yorkshire-based arts cooperative Roots and Wings are teaming up for the third year in a row for the Lantern Land event on Thursday, March 16 (6.30pm), which will feature more than 100 lanterns made at the school.
Community artists Incy Wood and Christina Ingram have been commissioned to lead the project and workshops for the school and families, to give them an opportunity to build lanterns within this year’s theme of ‘Around the World’.
Headteacher Russell Ingleby said: “We are looking forward to building on the success of last year to engage with everyone in our school and local community on this truly inspirational event.”
The event will strengthen links between the Hightown school and Tilery Primary School in Stockton-on-Tees, which stages a lantern parade in February each year.
Staff and pupils from Tilery will be bringing their own lanterns to the Hightown event.
There will also be the annual Inter Lantern Land football and netball matches between the two schools.
Pupils will be working on their lanterns over the next fortnight and there will also be community workshops over the next two weekends and on the evenings of Thursday, March 9, and Tuesday, March 14.