Thank you to everybody who joined us at our Christmas Tree Festival last weekend and supported this wonderful community event! On Saturday evening, we welcomed many visitors to St Paul’s, who came along to view and vote for their favourite Christmas trees – all supplied and creatively decorated by 28 wonderful local organisations.
The votes have been counted and verified and we now have the great pleasure in announcing the very worthy winners of this year’s Christmas Tree Festival as follows:
Leelas Ladybirds Nursery
Wycliffe CE Primary School
The Leelas Ladybirds tree has a festive royal sparkle theme and has been inspired by one of the most exceptional and beautiful women in history “Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II” and her Platinum 70-year reign over us.
The Wycliffe Christmas tree is inspired by the school’s vision statement and incorporates all the areas of their creative curriculum, which is designed to ensure every child can flourish living life in all its fullness. Hanging on their uniquely designed tree, is a decoration made by the children representing each subject taught.
The Shipley College egg box tree has been created by their 9059 Next Steps students, who have been learning about the process of collecting and processing materials, that would otherwise be thrown away as rubbish, and turning them into new products to benefit their community and the environment.
Many congratulations to our three winners, who will each receive a certificate and a cash prize of:
1st Place – £70
2nd Place – £45
3rd Place – £25
The prize fund is made up of the £5 that each organisation paid to sponsor a tree at the festival.
Honourable mentions go to Scraptastic and HALE, who narrowly missed out, placing 4th and 5th respectively. We couldn’t have a Christmas Tree Festival with out Christmas trees, so we would like to say a huge thank you to all of the organisations that took part this year! A fantastic effort all round! Here are a few more photos showcasing these wonderful trees:
This year’s Christmas trees will remain in church until the New Year, where they will be lit up at selected services throughout the Advent and Christmas season, so if you didn’t get a chance to come along to the festival, perhaps you can see them at one of our upcoming services or events.