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Children deck the halls

9 December 2008 by Lisa

The people in the house behind mine have already put up a Santa and sleigh made of flashing lights, blue icicles on every bit of guttering and a large grinning snowman – I shudder to think what the carbon footprint of all that is! But for all this bah-humbug-ness of mine, it is nearly Christmas and at the weekend the Walker got it’s decorations up on the tree in style. Press Assistant Alison Cornmell was there to join in the fun:


A man dressed up in blue and white on stilts

Frosty reception: Jack gets his superlambanana decoration ready for the tree.

At the weekend children gathered around our giant Christmas tree outside the Walker Art Gallery, making this Christmas one they won’t forget. Chairman Phil Redmond invited local schools to design and make Christmas decorations that were hung on the giant tree by a stilt-walking Jack Frost. Jack had to brave the elements to make it to the Walker, but eventually he made it and the tree decorating was underway by the afternoon.

Schools including Belle Vale Catholic Primary School, Our Lady of Assumption Primary School, Blackmoor Park Junior School, Pleasant Street Primary School, Notre Dame Catholic College, Holly Lodge Girls College, West Derby Comprehensive School and Gateacre Comprehensive School all got involved in the festive spirit.

Outside, children and families gathered to watch Jack Frost decorate the tree and inside the Christmas activities continued. Visitors were invited to join in Christmas themed activities and workshops including Christmas storytelling, lantern making and a musical performance. 

Not only has the Walker Art Gallery been taken over by the Christmas spirit, so has the website. Online you can send Christmas e-cards and open the virtual windows on our advent calender.

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