The Mayor, Stefan Gawrysiak has challenged the children of Henley to design and decorate cardboard houses for Christmas. They will be on display on Saturday (21 December) between 11-2pm in the Old Fire Station Gallery behind the Town Hall.
Rupert House have decorated four houses – one for each year group between Years 3 and 6. Year 3 rose to the challenge and decided on a Christmassy theme of a Ginger Bread House. Year 4 were inspired to make a Hansel and Gretel house. Year 5 had been learning about the Sea and Waves in English and Geography. Jessica had the idea of creating an underwater sea house. Maddy in Year 6 had the idea of creating a haunted house which linked with their creative writing in English. Holly came up with the idea of the one eyed ghoulish spiders, Harriet and Jasmine thought of the ghosts. Sarah Williams, Deputy Head said, “We all had a fantastic time using our imagination and letting our ideas run wild.”
1st Henley Brownies were also given a house to decorate by the Mayor. Their leader, Michaela Clarke said, “We spent a whole Brownie evening on ours and the Brownies had great fun coming up with ideas for the house which has a special Brownie theme to it.”