Carols for a Green Christmas

Pupils from St Roberts School sing carols at the Old Bakehouse Millennium Green.
Pupils from St Roberts School sing carols at the Old Bakehouse Millennium Green.

TRADITIONAL Christmas treats could be found in Morpeth’s secret garden at an annual sing-song.

Children from St Robert’s RC First School walked to the Old Bakehouse Millennium Green off Newgate Street after lessons last week to lead carol singing by lantern light.

The event has become an annual fixture in the calendar and this year dozens of people turned out to join in the festivities.

Trustees of the green served hot drinks and mince pies for the adults, while the youngsters tucked in to shortbread biscuits and juice.

Trustee Pat Binks, who helped to organise the event, said: “It went very well, it was very good and the green was very busy.

“We had advertised it in the Morpeth Herald so we had a good turn-out.

“We do this every year now with the school and children also come into the green throughout the year to use it for some of their nature lessons.

“We have a bug hotel and various bird boxes and feeders so there is always something for the children to see.”

The green was designed for community use and carol singing is just one of the events to take place there through the year.

“We do get quite a lot of people sitting in the green in the warmer weather from the businesses and banks in the town.

“They come to have their lunch, or just use it as a place to sit quietly for a while,” said Mrs Binks.

“We also have a garden party in the summer and various other events, such as a storyteller at the Gathering, and bird and bat box making for children.

“We do our best to attract the wider community into the green because that is what it is for.”