Vale of Evesham School launch The Valley's festive season

The Valley Christmas Light Switch-on has been hailed a success, as over 1,000 people joined in the celebrations last night.

Pupils from Vale of Evesham School took centre stage as they all joined in with the countdown and pressed the all important plunger to light up the dark winter night. The school were also joined by volunteers from the Evesham Dogs Trust. 

The festive atmosphere was helped by local jazz singer, Helen Pearson, who sang classic Christmas hits. She joined in with the crowd singing ‘Santa Claus is coming to town' as Santa and his sleigh turned up to the delight of the gathered crowd. 

The evening also marked the launch of The Valley winter skating rink – which was free for everyone on the night. 

Andrew Robinson, Head of Care at the Vale of Evesham school said 'Being part of the community is an important part of what we do at the school, and the boarders loved being able to turn the lights on! Thank you to everybody at The Valley who made us feel welcome and for letting us be part of the evening'.

Commenting on the event, The Valley Marketing Manager, Phil Maclean said ‘We are so proud of the Vale of Evesham school, it was an obvious choice to invite them to perform the light switch-on, as they are all genuine stars. It was a magical evening, and we were delighted with the turnout. We had lots of positive feedback on the night from families enjoying the relaxed nature of the event. We have lots more happening over the festive period and judged on last night; we are set for lots more fun!”

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