A SCHOOL is raising vital funds to support vulnerable children as part of a festive initiative.
Pupils at Great Whelnetham Primary School collected money in aid of the national Children’s Society after completing a Christingle-making project.
They produced the symbolic objects with help from members of the village church using an orange (which represents the world), cocktail sticks (the four seasons), sweets (God’s gift to the world) and a red ribbon (a reminder that Jesus died).
A service celebrating Christingle, which means Christ’s light, was also held at the school.
Pupils took the objects home as well as candle-shaped cardboard containers to collect coins to donate to the charity.
Head Chris Lawson said: “They always enjoy it and it’s an activity most church schools take part in.”