COUNTY DURHAM SCHOOLCHILDREN HELP LIGHT UP Wednesday, 22 November 2017
Schoolchildren from across County Durham are being invited to help Bishop Auckland shine brighter this festive season.
The Auckland Project has distributed 4,000 lantern kits to 30 schools in Bishop Auckland, Spennymoor, Shildon, Coundon, and Willington, encouraging students to decorate them for Bishop Auckland’s Christmas Light Switch-on, on Friday, December 1.
The event, organised by Bishop Auckland Town Council has a theme of ‘1,000 Christmas Lights,’ with visitors invited to bring their own torches, lamps and lanterns to fill the Market Place.
To help bring this about, The Auckland Project has been working with nurseries, primary schools and secondary schools from across the area, distributing specially designed lantern kits, for students to build, decorate and bring along.
The lanterns represent the history of Auckland Castle, the Deer Park and the forthcoming Faith Museum, which all form part of The Auckland Project’s plans to create a world-class visitor attraction in Bishop Auckland.
To link with the lantern’s themes, the schools also received an activity pack offering students the opportunity to have a go at creating pine-cone reindeers, learn about Medieval Christmases and explore celebrations of light in different faiths.
CASTLE, GALLERIES, MUSEUMS: A LOT TO EXPLORE...
Enjoy a bird's eye view across the town, buy tickets and get all the information you need to enjoy your visit
Once the private home of the Prince Bishops of Durham, the castle was built as a symbol of power and authority
Explore the stunning 17th-century Walled Garden, where we harvest delicious fresh produce for our cafes and restaurants.
The Spanish Gallery is the UK’s first gallery dedicated to the art, history and culture of Spain during the 16th and 17th centuries.
The first museum in England to explore the history of faith in Britain and Ireland, from prehistory to the present day