It may be Easter but youngsters at one Chester school have been celebrating a belated merry Christmas!

Two Year 3 classes at Dee Point Primary in Blacon have won the Chester Cathedral Christmas tree competition - a contest the school has triumphed in for the last three years.

The school was visited earlier this month by the Canon Precentor of Chester Cathedral Jeremy Dussek who presented them with the prize of a beautiful glass Christmas tree and tickets for the children to visit the Cathedral falconry.

Canon Precentor of Chester Cathedral, Jeremy Dussek, Sue Pentranca and pupils Rhys Stuart and Jessica Edge at Dee Point Primary School
Canon Precentor of Chester Cathedral, Jeremy Dussek, Sue Pentranca and pupils Rhys Stuart and Jessica Edge at Dee Point Primary School

Jeremy was keen to know the inspiration for the tree which was the centenary of the Women’s Institute and special women in pupils’ lives.

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The children designed rosettes with a portrait and a Christmas thank you message to their mums, sisters, grandmas and aunties and then decorated jam jars as a tribute to the WI and the tree was topped off with ribbons bearing the words of the WI anthem, Jerusalem.

Pupils also met WI members Jean Harding and Frances Woollam who visited the school to teach the children about the WI and they even got to go for a Christmas visit to the WI headquarters in Chester.

The WI joined pupils at the school for the prize giving celebrations and even helped name their new Blacon WI - the Blacon Butterflies.