We had a fabulous time on Monday evening at the South Normanton Community Lantern Parade and Concert.
The weather was kind to us and it wasn't wet, although it was a bit chilly..brrrrr!
We left St Michael's Church at 6.00pm to walk through the village to the Postmill Centre, supported by the local police force including Barry Thacker who is also one of our nursery governors.
There were a record number of nursery children this year. Altogether ther were around 35 children and their families, who took part in the parade. We all wrapped up very warmly and carried the lanterns that we'd made at nursery. It was also great to see lots of older familiar faces too...many children and families that we knew from nursery in years gone by. The lanterns looked really beautiful, lit up in the dark.
It was very busy at The Postmill Centre. When we'd settled in, the nursery children were asked to sing first. They did brilliantly up on the stage, in front of all the other children and their families. We sang and signed Tiny Tim (the turtle song) Twinkle, Twinkle Christmas Star and Jingle Bells to finish with...they all sang beautifully and we were really proud of them.
If you would like to re-live the event and hear the singing again, please folllow the audio link below.
Our children were followed by Christmas singing from The Brigg, The Green and The Glebe Schools. Well done to all who took part.
Thanks to all our children and their parents/ carers who supported with this lovely community event...it really was a fitting start to the Christmas season.
Thanks also to Barry and his team and all the volunteers who made this event run so smoothly.