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Art Competition


Lantern making workshop         

We have a very exciting community event that RAPS will be a key partner in creating and celebrating. Starlings Support are designing a project with Cohesion Plus and Future Foundry – both Arts Council NPOs. The company have been granted Arts Council funding and together with the local community we will be hosting a light parade in Newington. More information about the event is to follow shortly. 

During our weeklong event celebrating black history and culture, the children will take part in a series of workshops. All children will be given the opportunity to make a lantern sculpture/ hand lantern to showcase in the parade. The children will be making these with a specialist artist and will spend the day making these at various points in the week.  

As you can probably imagine making 300 lanterns in a week with the children in years 1-6 is going to be a very challenging and time-consuming task, however we want all children to have the opportunity to showcase their work in the parade and this is where we need your help.  

I am asking for parent volunteers to come in for the day to help the children in their class make the lanterns alongside their children. This will be a great opportunity for you to also be involved in the event and share what will be a wonderful day with your child at school and then walk proudly with your lantern in the parade.   

The following dates have been proposed for the lantern making workshop.  

Year 6 - Team Baret/Williams - Monday 16th October 

Year 4 - Team Cialis - Thursday 19th October 

Year 4 - Team Chamberlin - Wednesday 18th October 

Year 5- Team Dunell - Friday 13th October 

Year 5 - Team Pressley - Tuesday 17th October  

Year 1 – Tuesday 17th October  

Year 2 – Wednesday 18th October 

Year 3 – Thursday 19th October  

Please note that Year 4,5,6 help will be required all day.  

Years 1-2,3 – half a day. 

If you are able to help at all for all or part of the day, then please contact Mrs Smith ASAP with your full name, child's full name, team name and availability for that day. I shall then get back to you with further information.  

In the meantime, if you have any further questions then please do contact me ASAP. 

I look forward to hearing from you.  

Kind regards Mrs Smith 

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