Ramsgate Arts pupils get creative ready for town’s Christmas parade

Youngsters are creating Christmas parade lanterns

Christmas is already well underway for children at Ramsgate Arts Primary School.

The youngsters hope to light up this festive season in a joint project with the Arts In Ramsgate team.

Pupils have begun workshop sessions with the AIR volunteers and parents to create stylish and imaginative lanterns that will form part of a parade through the town on December 1 to herald the beginning of Christmas month.

All lanterns that are created for the procession may also be used to decorate inside the school as part of the Christmas celebrations and can also be taken home.

Head of School Nick Budge said: “At RAPS we enjoy working with the community on all sorts of projects. The Arts In Ramsgate parade will be a special event in the town and the workshops are an opportunity for our children to expand their artistic capabilities whilst creating structures/lanterns for this lovely community event.

“Our Key Stage 2 children will be also having opportunities to create lanterns with our art lead teacher Karen Vost who will also be at the procession and would love to meet up with parents there.

“The AIR workshop also helped to train parents to transfer this skill so we can make lanterns with the children for future events. It was fun and an opportunity to meet new parents and be creative.”

Further workshops with AIR are planned at RAPS in the weeks leading up to the parade.