Ardnashee students stage own craft fayre

Staff and pupils from Ardnashee College display some of the crafts, jewellery and other items they have made themselves and which they will be selling this Sunday at the public Craft Fayre at the school from 1pm to 5pm.

Staff and pupils from Ardnashee College display some of the crafts, jewellery and other items they have made themselves and which they will be selling this Sunday at the public Craft Fayre at the school from 1pm to 5pm.

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Talented young students from Ardnashee School and College have developed a range of hand-made crafts to sell at their school fayre this weekend.

The young people from the school have been busy creating their own range of products with a little help from local businesses and staff at the school.

The Ardnashee Craft Fayre will take place at the school on Racecourse Road on Sunday March 29th from 1pm to 5pm, admission £1.

The special school has been a hive of activity over recent weeks with the children creating everything from beaded jewellery items to decoupage crafted boxes and decorative plant pots and planters with plants inside, to stitching gift bags made from material donated by City Fabrics and creating lanterns from jars using fabric and accessories.

The students have also been busy in the kitchen baking shortbread, soda bread and wheaten bread, to be sold on the day, with a coffee shop being set up.

A banner outside the school advertising the fayre has been gifted by Paul Ferguson of Ferguson Fashions.

Ingrid McCullagh, who has been overseeing the arts and crafts projects along with Joanna McGuinness, said:

“This has given the students a great sense of achievement and they are also gaining qualifications.

“We are trying to prepare them for adulthood and give them life skills and social skills and self-esteem and self-worth and give them a voice too.”

She added: “The children have also designed their own price tags and labels. We are very grateful to all the local businesses and haberdasheries that have helped us out.”