Dundale’s pupils have the light stuff

Dundale’s pupils have the light stuff
Dundale’s pupils have the light stuff

Ten year olds Cameron Todd Van Jaarsveld and Eleanor Jaques – both from Dundale Primary School – were the winners, which meant their designs were transformed into real giant festive decorations.

Their designs of a festive gingerbread man and a Christmas message will take pride of place on lamposts in Tring’s High Street.

They will be switched on during the town’s Christmas Festival this Friday, which runs from 6.30pm to 9.30pm. It is hoped that the schoolgirls themselves will be able to flick the switch in front of the hundreds of people expected to turn out.

Sue Atherton, one of the competition organisers, said: “It is unusual to have one school win both so that was a really nice surprise for the school.

“The quality of entries from all schools were really high. It is really hard to choose but what we were looking for was a strong theme, a clear outline and something that really symbolised Christmas.”

There will be a whole host of entertainment on offer for families at the Christmas Festival including fair rides and traditional games.

Shops will open late and there will be more than 60 festive stalls, including charities, while Father Christmas will be waiting with treats to meet little ones inside the Victoria Hall.