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Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council

Big plans, bright future

Lighting their way

Thursday, January 21, 2010


CHILDREN, parents and staff from Tilery Primary School will be lighting up Portrack and Tilery estates on Thursday, 4 February as they hold a magical lantern parade.

This is a festival aimed at bringing all members of the local community together and is a perfect way to socialise and meet other people who live and work in the same area. Some of the organisations already involved are SureStart, Cleveland Police and Durham University.

With the help of staff and parents, the pupils have been busy making lanterns - big and small - from willow, tissue paper and glue. And as part of a TFM Radio competition to win £1,000 the pupils have also made three decorated lanterns in the shape of the station's name.

The parade will start at 6pm from the school on St Ann's Terrace, Stockton. During the parade the whole school will be singing with a special performance by the school choir. The pupils will also be accompanied by guest musicians, Samba band 'The Rhythm Train' who will be beating out some harmonious tunes, getting the parade in the carnival spirit.

Head Teacher of Tilery Primary, John Repton, said: "Everyone at school has been really enthusiastic about the parade and have made beautiful lanterns which will light up the night sky. Come along to be part of our community, see the parade and hear our pupils perform."

For more information contact the school on (01642) 673761.