The coming week sees a full programme of Christmas-themed events in Bradley Stoke.
Tuesday (16th December) sees Bradley Stoke Community School (BSCS) hosting a European Christmas Market from 5pm to 7:30pm. The event has been organised to celebrate the school’s designation as a specialist Performing Arts and Languages College (effective since September 2008). Students will plan, run and produce stock for their market stalls, with a range of cultural influences. On offer will be foreign language Christmas cards, a variety of European sweets and cakes, decorations, candles, jewellery and stocking filler stalls, along with mulled wine, hot drinks, mince pies and chestnuts. Music will be provided by the BSCS brass band and choir.
Bradley Stoke Library is running a Children’s Christmas Crafts Session on Saturday (20th December) between 10am and 12 noon. The event, at which which children will make Christmas cards and decorations, is aimed at four to nine year-olds.
A Christmas Novelty Orienteering Event takes place on Sunday (21st December) in the Three Brooks Local Nature Reserve. The event, organised by Bristol Orienteering Klub (BOK), starts and finishes from Bradley Stoke Leisure Centre (start any time between 10am and 12 noon). People of all ages and abilities can enjoy an hour or so of lighthearted sporting fun, running or walking around the paths and woodland areas using a map (supplied) to navigate to a series of control points, where pre-placed markers can be found or clue questions can be answered. Santa Claus himself will be trying out parts of the courses and any competitor who punches their map using Santa’s special punch will receive an Christmas treat at the finish! Treats are also available to anyone wearing a festive or festively-decorated hat! More details on the BOK website.
Santa Claus has already been spotted around Bradley Stoke in the past couple of weeks. Our pictures (below) show him in the aisles of the Tesco Extra store and out and about on his sleigh, kindly provided by the 1st Bradley Stoke Scouts, who are raising funds for new camping equipment.
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