We are supporting this amazing ‘Christmas in Rye’ event.

The Rye Christmas Festival 2016

Saturday 10th December

Visit the website for more information - click here

Tales of Old has been chosen as it offers a broad possibility for public involvement, for such things as procession costumes and decorations, performances, fancy dress, creative competitions and much more.

The school will enter a tree in The Christmas Tree competition which will take place at Rye’s Baptist Church, Cinque Ports Street, Rye, TN31 7AN on Saturday 10 December 2016.

We also will have some art work displayed in the Library Window. The theme is ‘The Ugly Duckling‘. Please be sure to go and look on the event day and after .Each shop will have a different ‘Tales of Old theme displayed.

Make a Lantern

You could make a lantern to hold in the procession. We will make a few lanterns at school (and need some plastic bottles!) but if you want to ensure you have one, make one at home. Click here for an idea (you tube video).

Or visit St Mary's centre on the 10th December between 1-4pm to make your own lantern to use in the procession.

​We want to encourage as many children to enter the competitions .

There is a writing and art competition and a photography competition - click here for more information.

We can pass on entries made at home with an entry form. We must have the writing and art entries by Friday 2nd December  a.m. and the photography entry by the Thursday 8th December.

Old tale writing and art competition

You can enter a poem or even a tale of your own. What about rewriting one tale, changing the ending? You can enter a drawing or a sculpture too. The stories and artistic creations might be inspired by this year theme of the ‘Tales of Old’.
For more information, please visit the embrace the theme page by clicking here.

The winning entries will be displayed on the day of the event for all to see at St Mary’s Centre, Lion Street, Rye.

'Magic of Rye' Photograhpy Competition - ​What makes Rye magic to you?

Is it a person, a place, a building, a view, an object or something else?

​Please enter your 'Magic of Rye' photo into the competition.

Age groups:

​Up to 11 years / 11-17 years / 18 and over

There will be one winner for each age category and the entries will be judged by a panel of local photographers.


​- Take your photo as either landscape or portrait

- Please ensure your photo is a good quality and if using a phone please check the resolution is sufficient for printing.

- Please write your name on the reverse of the photo.

- Print your photo out at 8 x 6" on photo paper.

- Download and complete the entry form on the website or from school and bring it along with your printed photo to the Baptist Church on Cinque Ports Street on Friday 9th December between 15:00-17:00 or hand into school on the  Thursday 8th December at the lastest so we can hand it in for you.

​The winners will be announced by the Mayor during the Mayor’s Speech at the George, High Street, Rye at 5.15pm on Saturday 10 December 2016.

Good luck and enjoy 'Christmas in Rye'http://www.christmasinrye.co.uk/