Happenings at Ho Ho Helsby

Andy Morfett | |

On Saturday 2nd December, and after months of careful planning, Helsby village came alive as the festive celebrations of the Ho Helsby event took over for the day.
There were a range of activities taking place all over the village, and the students and staff of Helsby High School played their part too.
In the weeks leading up to the big day, students from Years 7, 8 and 9 had the opportunity to design their own contribution to a piece of colourful festive bunting, which in total measured over 200m! Sections of this were used on the day to decorate parts of the activity areas.
Students were also involved on the day as stallholders at Helsby Methodist Church, selling variety of wares (including extremely yummy cakes) as budding entrepreneurs, and also with a stall of gifts to raise money for the purchase of a 3-D printer for school.
HHS students were also present providing musical accompaniment, both on the static stage on the main road and also on the early evening decorated float procession through the village. The Senior School Band, Choir and Folk Band were all represented at various times, as well as students performing with their own band, Off The Grid.
“I had a great day… I was an elf for a while in Santa’s Grotto, and I bought some decorations from the stalls and then later I went and sang in the choir”
All in all, a great day was had, and thanks to everyone who took part.