Hospice wardrobe gets starring role at Chorley school!
A wardrobe from a St Catherine’s Hospice shop helped recreate a favourite fantasy story for Chorley schoolchildren.
The furniture item featured in a special edition of The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe during arts week at St George’s CE School.
Pupils went on a journey through time inspired by the magical kingdom of Narnia.
The school spotted a creative use for the wardrobe which was on display at the charity’s furniture store in Clifford Street, Chorley.
Year 6 teacher Rob Horne said: “We removed the back of the wardrobe which acted as a gateway into a classroom where floor-to-ceiling projections had past, present and future themes.”
“A Sixties day showed music from the likes of the Beatles and Elvis and for the present day we had a live band. We ended with artistic impressions representing the future.
“This immersive experience was exciting and magical for the children as they stepped through the wardrobe into different eras and we streamed it live on Facebook.”
St Catherine’s also received a generous donation of £524.35 from the school, raised from parents’ donations from a non-uniform day.
Carol Iddon, area retail manager at the hospice, said: “We’re delighted to hear the wardrobe made such an impact and it sounds like everyone had a fantastic time – I’m sure the children will remember the experience fondly for many years to come.
“I’d also like to thank the school for their wonderful donation to St Catherine’s, which will help in our continuing efforts to provide specialist palliative and end-of-life care for people at the hospice and in their own homes across Chorley, Preston and South Ribble.”
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