North Sea Link brings festive fun to Northumberland Primary School

Young children from Cambois Primary School have enjoyed an exciting festive morning and a surprise visit from Father Christmas thanks to kind-hearted staff from the North Sea Link Interconnector project.

Over 80 pupils were treated to hot chocolate, songs, a magic show, a special gift each, advent calendars, selection boxes and a Christmas lunch.

All items were kindly donated by staff, friends, family and contractors of the North Sea Link Interconnector project, a partnership between National Grid UK and Statnett in Norway, which will allow the two countries to actively share renewable energy.

The North Sea Link project wanted to deliver the spirit of Christmas to each pupil and was keen to give something back to the local community whilst reflecting on another successful year of working in collaboration with Cambois Primary School. 

Sallyanne Barson of North Sea Link said: “It was fantastic to see how excited the children were when Father Christmas arrived. We’ve always admired the school’s commitment, enthusiasm and dedication to the children they teach, as well as the local community spirit, so we wanted to give something back in return this Christmas.”

North Sea Link staff have worked closely with Cambois Primary School for several years, helping with various projects including redecorating the school’s premises, fundraising and ensuring that all pupils have access to up-to-date technology through donations of laptops.

Headteacher Marianne Allan commented, “We’re really grateful to the North Sea Link team for the ongoing support they’ve shown us throughout the year. The children had a fantastic morning with Father Christmas and we’re certainly feeling very festive.

“The North Sea Link Interconnector team continue to work closely with us to help deliver projects and events that at times may be over our budget.”

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