Bury St Edmunds school pupils create Christmas tree decorations in workshops run by The Crafty Foxes
Primary school children from schools in Bury St Edmunds will be making Christmas decorations that will be hung on trees across the town.
About 350 children will be making the decorations called tree folk in workshops run by The Crafty Foxes out of pine cones, conker shells and various ribbons and materials donated by the public.
The tree folk decoration will sit inside a painted coconut shell and be hung on the trees.
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.
The decorations will be placed on the trees on Tuesday, November 14, except two of the locations which will be later, with help from the town councillors, volunteers from Abbey Gardens Friends and Bury Abbey Rotary Club.
Michelle Freeman from The Crafty Foxes said: “The children have really enjoyed the workshops. One boy said he didn’t feel like he was at school because there are no rules so long as they use the materials they’ve been given. They’ve really gone to town.
“We’ve been really impressed with them.”
Each school will be linked to a particular tree in the town.
The list is as follows:
Angel Hill – Sebert Wood Community Primary School
Traverse – Hardwick Primary School
St Edmundsbury Cathedral – Tollgate Primary School
Theatre Royal – St Edmundsbury Roman Catholic Primary School
Guildhall x two trees – Guildhall Feoffment Community Primary School
Abbey Gardens x two trees – Sextons Manor Community Primary School