If you're visiting Lighthouse over the festive season you'll notice an interesting addition to our first floor foyer ...

 A group of talented Design Technology students from Ferndown Middle School have taken up the challenge of designing a merchandise stand for this year’s Lighthouse pantomime, Cinderella.

The pupils from Years 6 and 8 gave up their lunchtimes to work on the project, which saw them design and build a spectacular theatre-themed stand complete with pantoland signpost.

Jerry Whitton, Head of Design Technology for the school commented: “The children have worked on the stand on a voluntary basis and it’s lovely for them to see their finished work in place at Lighthouse. Having a real client to work for has been a fantastic learning experience.”

Mr Whitton, whose son Jack plays drums in Lighthouse’s production of Cinderella, offered to build the stand following a discussion with the show’s director Peter Duncan. “It’s been such a great experience that we’re already discussing ideas for next year," he added.

Visitors to Lighthouse over the Christmas season will be able to buy their panto merchandise direct from the stand and admire first hand the work of these very creative and hardworking youngsters.

Cinderella is enjoying a 4 week run at Lighthouse which concludes on Saturday 6 January.

Ferndown Middle School pupils have worked hard to create our panto merchandise stand

Published 11 December 2017