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Lantern Parade

It has come to be an annual tradition where year 5 have been involved with the Lantern Parade at Potters Fields and Hay’s Galleria, kindly organised by Team London Bridge.

Helen Harrison runs the lantern making workshops and always manages to think of wonderful Christmas themed things that can be made into lanterns. This year we made penguins, candles, robins and holly.

It takes around three days for the children to make the lanterns and the process starts with using bamboo sticks to create the basic structure and shape. Once this has been done, tissue paper is then used to create the exterior of the lantern using a large amount of glue to strengthen the layers.

Once they are dry, Helen is able to insert the battery powered lights ready for the parade.

At the parade, the lanterns are carried along Potters Fields to the stone steps where the choir sing some songs while the lanterns are held above them. From there the children walk to Hay’s Galleria, accompanied by those who have come to watch, to see the Christmas Tree lights  being officially turned on. The choir then finish the evening by singing a few more songs under the tree.

It is always a special and magical evening which the children love being part of. The current year 4 are already excited for their turn…

Click on this link to watch a short video of the parade: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cMOgs5P6Rfw

          

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Blue Class: Lanterns of Light

This week we had a lantern workshop. We had to make them for a lantern parade!! First we put ourselves in two groups. I was in the Berry group. On the first day we met Helen who was our teacher. First we made the shape with bamboo. The next day we covered it with strong tissue. Then we stuck on paper.

Aya

For the last three days we have been making lanterns for the up-coming Christmas parade on 30th November. It will be dark so we are going to light them. Helen (an artist) helped us make them. We made them with: bamboo, sticks, strong tissue paper and coloured tissue paper.

Mohammed

 

We made a lantern we loved it and did it in 3 days. We are going to light them up when it is dark. We had help from Helen – she is a very good artist. We had to use lots of tape and glue.

George

This week

This week we had a lantern workshop. We had to make them for a lantern parade!! First we put ourselves in two groups. I was in the Berry group. On the first day we met Helen who was our teacher. First we made the shape with bamboo. The next day we covered it with strong tissue. Then we stuck on paper.

Aya

For the last three days we have been making lanterns for the up-coming Christmas parade on 30th November. It will be dark so we are going to light them. Helen (an artist) helped us make them. We made them with: bamboo, sticks, strong tissue paper and coloured tissue paper.

Mohammed

 

We made a lantern we loved it and did it in 3 days. We are going to light them up when it is dark. We had help from Helen – she is a very good artist. We had to use lots of tape and glue.

George

This week we spent 3 days working on lanterns for the up-coming parade. We first started with a circle and ended with a bird. The tricky thing was bending the bamboo sticks. Me and Camilla had some help from Helen. I think it will look nice for the parade.

Amina

This week we have spent three days making robins (a bird) and holly (Christmas flowers) lanterns. We put lights in them so you’ll definitely spot us when we’re going to Hay’s Galleria on the 30th November on Thursday. We spent a lot of time on these so please come.

Musa

This week we spent 3 days making lanterns for the parade on 30th November. We have been using bamboo for the sticks and using strong tissue paper. The person who helped us is a great artist. It was truly fun and I hope we do it again.

This week we had a lantern workshop. We had to make them for a lantern parade!! First we put ourselves in two groups. I was in the Berry group. On the first day we met Helen who was our teacher. First we made the shape with bamboo. The next day we covered it with strong tissue. Then we stuck on paper.

Aya

For the last three days we have been making lanterns for the up-coming Christmas parade on 30th November. It will be dark so we are going to light them. Helen (an artist) helped us make them. We made them with: bamboo, sticks, strong tissue paper and coloured tissue paper.

Mohammed

 

We made a lantern we loved it and did it in 3 days. We are going to light them up when it is dark. We had help from Helen – she is a very good artist. We had to use lots of tape and glue.

George

This week we spent 3 days working on lanterns for the up-coming parade. We first started with a circle and ended with a bird. The tricky thing was bending the bamboo sticks. Me and Camilla had some help from Helen. I think it will look nice for the parade.

Amina

This week we have spent three days making robins (a bird) and holly (Christmas flowers) lanterns. We put lights in them so you’ll definitely spot us when we’re going to Hay’s Galleria on the 30th November on Thursday. We spent a lot of time on these so please come.

Musa

This week we spent 3 days making lanterns for the parade on 30th November. We have been using bamboo for the sticks and using strong tissue paper. The person who helped us is a great artist. It was truly fun and I hope we do it again.

This week we had a lantern workshop. We had to make them for a lantern parade!! First we put ourselves in two groups. I was in the Berry group. On the first day we met Helen who was our teacher. First we made the shape with bamboo. The next day we covered it with strong tissue. Then we stuck on paper.

Aya

For the last three days we have been making lanterns for the up-coming Christmas parade on 30th November. It will be dark so we are going to light them. Helen (an artist) helped us make them. We made them with: bamboo, sticks, strong tissue paper and coloured tissue paper.

Mohammed

 

We made a lantern we loved it and did it in 3 days. We are going to light them up when it is dark. We had help from Helen – she is a very good artist. We had to use lots of tape and glue.

George

This week we spent 3 days working on lanterns for the up-coming parade. We first started with a circle and ended with a bird. The tricky thing was bending the bamboo sticks. Me and Camilla had some help from Helen. I think it will look nice for the parade.

Amina

This week we have spent three days making robins (a bird) and holly (Christmas flowers) lanterns. We put lights in them so you’ll definitely spot us when we’re going to Hay’s Galleria on the 30th November on Thursday. We spent a lot of time on these so please come.

Musa

This week we spent 3 days making lanterns for the parade on 30th November. We have been using bamboo for the sticks and using strong tissue paper. The person who helped us is a great artist. It was truly fun and I hope we do it again.

Raphael

Raphael

Raphael

we spent 3 days working on lanterns for the up-coming parade. We first started with a circle and ended with a bird. The tricky thing was bending the bamboo sticks. Me and Camilla had some help from Helen. I think it will look nice for the parade.

Amina

This week we have spent three days making robins (a bird) and holly (Christmas flowers) lanterns. We put lights in them so you’ll definitely spot us when we’re going to Hay’s Galleria on the 30th November on Thursday. We spent a lot of time on these so please come.

Musa

This week we spent 3 days making lanterns for the parade on 30th November. We have been using bamboo for the sticks and using strong tissue paper. The person who helped us is a great artist. It was truly fun and I hope we do it again.

Raphael