Bury St Edmunds primary school pupils have their tiny tree folk decorations showcased across town centre
The first of the ‘tiny tree folk’ decorations designed by Bury St Edmunds primary school pupils were put on display yesterday.
The Christmas tree on Angel Hill in the town centre was decorated with the ornaments made by Sebert Wood Community Primary School during workshops run by The Crafty Foxes.
Other Christmas trees in the town will be dedicated to showcasing the decorations, which are made out of pine cones, conker shells and ribbons, of other local primary schools.
Michelle Freeman, of The Crafty Foxes, said: “I would encourage people to come along and look at each decoration. Each tree is a different school and each tree will have different poems. You really could make a day of it going round to see them all.”
The pupils have also written poems and stories about their decoration, with six to eight poems set to be chosen to be audio recorded. The recordings will then we linked to a QR code near the tree which can be scanned.
District and town councillors Cliff Waterman and Dianne Hind, were also there as they had awarded the project some money from their locality budgets, along with other councillors.
Cllr Cliff Waterman said: ”Anything we can do to encourage that spirit of Christmas in Bury St Edmunds is good.
“It’s really exciting – it’s always great to support anything that encourages children to be actively involved in their local community. It’s a really clever use of what some people might regard as rubbish.”