Bonfire night ignites youngsters’ interest

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A BONFIRE-BASED competition ignited the imagination of youngsters at a local school in preparation for the big night ahead.

Pupils from St Martin’s School in Fangfoss were tasked with designing a poster to advertise the upcoming Guy Fawkes spectacular at the village’s Jubilee Park.

The event has been running for ten years and always proves popular amongst the locals and people from further afield.

To ensure the same level of interest, over 71 of the young pupils from the school came up with a poster that had to be colourful and eye-catching. The overall winners were 10-year-old Freja Morley and seven-year-old Jude Spackman, who earned themselves and their families free entry into the forthcoming event.

Lyn Grant from Fangfoss Pottery was given the task of judging the winners from the infants and junior section,.

James Fitt, also of the Jubilee Park Committee, said: “The Jubilee Park committee enjoys involving the school and the pupils in the park and this competition was meant to be a bit of fun. We were hoping for a good response but the number of entries we received was amazing.

“The thought and creativity that has gone into these posters is super and we want to say a big thank you for the effort and talent that went into them!”

Paul Edwards, headteacher at St Martin’s said: “It’s great to get the children involved in the park.

“We understand the importance of supporting our local community and are looking forward to the night.”

The village bonfire and firework display kicks off at 6pm on Saturday, 5 November at Jubilee Park, Fangfoss.