Christmas Story lights up Handforth station

The Friends of Handforth Station continue their 20th anniversary commemorations and have added a third exhibition in the "Art in a Box" gallery.

Children and teachers in the Reception class at St Benedict's Catholic Primary School in Handforth have created three colourful stained glass effect Christmas windows.

St Benedict's Head teacher, Jane Gornell, said: "We are always keen to be involved with local community projects, and this was a lovely task for our younger children to work on as we prepare for Christmas."

Speaking about the windows, which illustrate the Christmas story, class teacher, Sadie Gordon, said: "We are currently studying the Nativity so it seemed fitting to have this as our theme.

"All the children in Reception had a hand in producing the artwork by sticking little coloured cellophane squares to different sections of the pictures. They had to work very carefully and follow instructions to make sure they put their pieces in the right place. It took a lot of hard work and patience, but we are thrilled with the end result.

"Once the lights are shining behind the pictures at the station at night time, we hope they provide passengers with a warming and colourful homecoming."

Mike Bishop, Founder of the Friends of Handforth Station said. "We are delighted to welcome St Benedict's here again with their latest Christmas artworks. The switch on for these coincides with our actual 20th anniversary, 30th November, and will complement the Christmas lights provided by the Parish Council throughout the village. The effect at night is stunning."

Friends of Handforth Station, Handforth Station, St Benedicts School