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Deck the halls

Youngsters from Belmont Grosvenor School in Harrogate teamed up with staff at gardening charity Horticap to add some festive cheer to homes – and raise money for a good cause.

Pupils at the independent prep school, based at Swarcliffe Hall, Birstwith, near Harrogate, collected holly and ivy from the school grounds to turn into Christmas wreaths.

Working alongside staff and students from Horticap in Harrogate, pupils made festive wreaths to be sold at the school’s annual Christmas Fair.

It is the third year the school has teamed up with the Bluecoat Wood Nursery, which provides adults with learning difficulties training in horticulture, allied crafts and rural skills, to create Christmas wreaths.

Gail Bland, charities co-ordinator at Belmont Grosvenor School, said:

This event was a fantastic way to celebrate the start of advent here at Belmont Grosvenor School. It was lovely to see the children laughing and getting into the festive spirit. Everyone at Horticap was brilliant, as usual.

Main photograph: from left, Belmont Grosvenor School pupils Amy Whitaker, Andrea Hennessy, Mary Huber and Sebastian Wass with Horticap students Jamie, Simon and Stephen

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