Last Saturday afternoon, the field and the forest around Littleport Community Primary School was aglow – with fairy lights, delighted smiles, and a stylish campfire. All this was part of a special winter festival for over 500 excited children and parents.
Santa was there of course – how could he keep away, knowing there would be a twilight forest trail ending in hot chocolate and stories from local Epic Tales storyteller Chip Colquhoun? Let alone the mini fairground rides, a raffle, fete-style stalls, Christmas songs being sung by the school choir, and a fireworks display at the end to rival Cambridge's annual event on Midsummer Common?
The whole affair was the brainchild of teacher Alison Hoal, who had visited Anglesey Abbey the previous year and thoroughly enjoyed their Christmas event... but thought LCPS could do better! And all the teachers, governors and PFTA members did a fantastic job of bringing Miss Hoal's vision to magical life.
Epic Tales were hugely proud to be part of the event, and were especially grateful to Jane for keeping the campfire safe and blazing... Rowena, for helping Chip manage all the families eager to get a copy of his book Cambridgeshire Folk Tales for Children signed before they went home... the volunteers at the hot chocolate stall, for regularly supplying Chip with chocolatey goodness to keep him going... and Emma, for carrying things around!
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