Easington - Down Your Way

Primary school pupils enjoyed taking part in the art workshops held at Easington Academy.
Primary school pupils enjoyed taking part in the art workshops held at Easington Academy.
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St Mary’s Church Christmas fair raised more than £1,094. Thanks to all those who helped in any way.

Easington Academy annual Christmas concert took place last month and lots of festive fun was had by all. The school band, including students from feeder primary schools, played a selection of traditional Christmas carols and some more contemporary songs. There were lots of solo performances and duets, and the samba band, Drumtastic, made their debut performance. The auditorium was packed with parents and friends who enjoyed the night thoroughly.

Parents of academy students were invited along to see the work the young people had been doing in their art classes.

Parents of academy students were invited along to see the work the young people had been doing in their art classes.

Easington Village Lunch Club will return to Seaton Holme on Wednesday, January 13, after a three-week break for Christmas. A free Christmas lunch was provided with some musical entertainment by Neil and a raffle with prizes donated by members. Sylvia Barkers presented a cheque to the volunteers from those who came each week in thanks for all their hard work.

As part of The Big Draw, family and friends from the local area were invited into Easington Academy to take part in art community workshops. Visitors were offered the opportunity to try out a variety of workshops. An exhibition showcased a range of beautiful artworks from students across all year groups. From photography to textiles and 3D design, the work visually demonstrated the skills and creative talent of students. Easington Academy took part, for the second year, in the 2015 Big Draw Campaign. The art team offered creative drawing workshops with Year 4 and 5 students in local primary schools with sessions lasting for two hours and delivered to groups of students. The workshops themselves focused on the 450th Anniversary of Robert Hooke’s Micrographia, which is notable for being the first book to illustrate insects and plants through a microscope. With the use of microscopes, real bugs and boxes full of drawing equipment, students created some beautiful mixed media drawings of their own which were in turn produced into books and returned to the primary schools.

Customers of the Half Moon raised an amazing £865 on Boxing Day for Macmillan Cancer. A big thank you to them all.

Chatterbox ladies’ group members held their last meeting in November since starting as a young mothers’ group 46 years ago. The five people in attendance agreed that as numbers had fallen they should call it a day and send the final £23 left in funds to the Sir Bobby Robson Foundation.