Students make allsorts of jewels!

Lady Liquorice, pictured with Connor Baker, visits Halfpenny Lane school, Pontefract.'p305c224
Lady Liquorice, pictured with Connor Baker, visits Halfpenny Lane school, Pontefract.'p305c224
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LIQUORICE-loving students at a Pontefract school put the sweet treat to the test at a quirky jewellery workshop.

Year six pupils at Halfpenny Lane J&I School crafted necklaces, bracelets, rings and tiaras from the chewy black sweet as part of the countdown to Pontefract’s annual liquorice festival.

Youngsters were taught to make their jewellery by pantomime dame Lady Liquorice who wowed pupils with her candy-crafting skills.

Teacher Michelle Winters said: “The children had a creative and wonderful time in preparation for the festival, Lady Liquorice got them into high spirits.

“As you can imagine they were excited and can’t wait to go to the festival and see her again.”

The festival – now in its 17th year – will transform Pontefract town centre into a sweet lovers’ dream on July 8.

Lady Liquorice will be in attendance as well as food and drinks stalls, live entertainment, workshops and informative talks.

Coun David Dagger, cabinet member for culture, said: “The Pontefract liquorice festival is unlike any other festival in the world and I’m certain that this year will be just as successful as in previous years.

“With the range of fun activities and entertainment planned it should prove a great day out for the whole family, guaranteed to keep the children entertained all day.

Visit www.experience wakefield.co.uk or call Wakefield Council’s tourist information centre on 0845 601 8353 for more information.