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Holy Trinity CE Primary School

Holy Trinity CE Primary School

Learning and caring together, building a firm foundation for the future

Festival of Light parade

On Friday 22nd November Gravesend's festive lights were switched on...and some of us were part of the parade.

We were lucky enough to have a real artist visit us and help us all make lanterns for the Festival of Light parade.

Make sure you have willow sticks and masking tape.


An extra pair of hands is very useful for bending and taping the sticks. We borrowed friends' hands to make the job easier.


Once we had a lantern frame we could cover it with paper (this part was really messy).

Our artist showed us how to cover the table with glue and then cover special tissue paper with glue.

The wet paper was then wrapped around the lantern frame and decorations stuck on it.



Next it was our turn.



Now, what to do with all the wet lanterns?


We made a washing line and hung them out to dry!

Our lanterns were stored in our classes until parade day.

Other schools joined us with their lanterns and we also saw an elephant!

Gravesham Cohesion have made a video of the parade too:


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