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Truro City of Lights 2012

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Truro City of Lights - Wednesday 14th November 2012

We had an wonderful evening on Wednesday night celebrating the 2012, City of Lights!

This years theme was ‘Kings and Queens’ and our students worked with visiting artist Claire Summerson to create a rather large, Henry VIII and the heads of his six wives!
18 year nine students spent one full day working with Claire
developing the withies structures, fixing the candles and covering the lanterns with paper.
Thousands of people lined the streets of Truro to watch the spectacular procession and the
weather was perfect! The samba bands and brass bands filled the streets with music and helped create a wonderful atmosphere to
celebrate this special time of year. 
Well done to all students involved and thank you to everyone that supported us on the night!

Miss S Body,  Art Team Leader

Our Creative Arts technician, Miss Wray, was commissioned by Truro Cathedral to create an enchanting ‘Snow Queen’ lantern  for the evening!

A Press Pack Report by Georgiana Jefferies (Year 9)  

On the evening of Wednesday 14th November, some of Richard Lander’s students took part in the City of Lights Procession through Truro. Their magnificent lantern of Henry VIII followed others from both primary and secondary schools from around the Truro area.

Hannah Pascoe, year 9, took part in the procession and said, “The atmosphere was electric everyone was smiling and so excited!  The best bit for me was when I saw my relatives in the crowed. I really enjoyed making the lantern, it was fun and involved at lot of teamwork and patience!”

Florence Haddrelle, year 9, added “My favourite bit was seeing all of the other lanterns. Everyone was so excited and making the lantern was so much fun! But I was really afraid that the hot wax would drip on me! Thankfully it didn’t!”

Once again Richard Lander produced an outstanding lantern to add the parade. All the students involved had an amazing evening and the staff who also gave up their time did a fantastic job! Well done to all those involved!






Richard Lander School