Lincoln schoolchildren adorn Christmas tree with Baron decorations

Lincoln schoolchildren have capitalised on the success of the Barons’ Charter Trail by designing their own versions of the statues for display on a Christmas tree in the city.

Over 350 colourful and creative designs decorated by pupils from Bassingham Primary School, Potterhanworth Church of England Primary School, Monks Abbey Primary School and St Francis School were submitted.

Judging took place at The Collection Museum, with six-year-old St Francis School pupil Alice Lloyd’s design being judged the worthy winner.

Ethan Welsh from Bassingham Primary School and Zuzanna Milczalc from Monks Abbey Primary School came in second and third place.

Alice’s winning entry can be seen at the museum alongside all the other fantastic designs over the Christmas period together with the Baron of Crystal Hues.

The tree has been sponsored by Lincoln graphic design consultants Optima for the 10th successive year.

In previous years, the tree has been adorned with decorated poppies, Christmas jumpers and stars.

The tree has also been inspired this year by the Mini Barons which are being displayed by businesses, shops, bars, restaurants in the city.