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Eastcroft Park pupils have made their own 'Kirkby Stars' for Christmas

Kirkby’s Christmas Star brings the community together

by Gemma Melling

Families all over Kirkby are displaying stars in their windows as a sign of togetherness with the local community this Christmas.

The Kirkby Collaborative of Schools has been working with the Tower Hill and Shevington Together group on the Kirkby Christmas Star initiative, hoping to generate goodwill and community spirit.

The idea is for as many people in Kirkby to join in – simply by putting a Christmas star in their window as a festive message to the community.

The star has a diverse appeal and religious and non-religious affiliations.

By putting a star in the window, you’ll be letting people know that you’re thinking of all other members of the Kirkby community at Christmas. Your star will demonstrate a feeling of togetherness and unity at this difficult Christmas time.

All the children in Kirkby schools – including the Eastcroft Park pupils pictured at the top of this page – made a star at school during November, ready to kick-start the Kirkby Star initiative on the first of December. Their stars are already on display in the windows of their homes to shine a light throughout the Christmas month.

Schools have also been making stars for local care homes, and a large display for Kirkby town centre.