SANTA WELCOMES LOCAL SCHOOL CHILDREN FOR SPECIAL GROTTO VISIT

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Meadowhall Shopping Centre hosts festive treat for Tinsley Meadows pupils

Santa Claus welcomed excited local pupils for a festive treat at Meadowhall Shopping Centre as they enjoyed an extraordinary trip around his enchanting new abode for the Christmas period, his Magical Kingdom.

More than 70 delighted youngsters attended the exclusive event as part of Meadowhall’s ongoing local community partnership with Tinsley Meadows Primary School which is located just one mile from the Centre.

The elves within the sparkling snowy attraction gave a special experience to the FS2 children from Tinsley Meadows Primary School before Santa presented each of them with their very own individual gift and they had a unique photo with the big man himself.

“It was brilliant!” Exclaimed delighted young believer Sunmisola Emiloju, aged five, from Tinsley. “We all had a great time visiting Santa at Meadowhall. There were loads of games we played on our way to meet him – there were even penguins and polar bears inside! I can’t wait for Christmas now.”

Sunmisola’s teacher Clare Robinson, commented: “The children were delighted to be invited on a special trip to Santa’s Magical Kingdom, and we’d like to thank Meadowhall for hosting such a wonderful event and for their continued support throughout the year.”

Throughout 2014, Meadowhall Shopping Centre has worked closely with a number of schools within the local community to offer both entertaining and educational visits for the pupils. Earlier this year, the Centre invited five schools, including Tinsley Meadows, to attend a series of interactive reading events in support of the Young Readers Programme; a national initiative to encourage school children across the UK to develop a love of reading.

Meadowhall’s Centre Director, Darren Pearce said: “We had a lovely morning with the children from Tinsley Meadows School and it was a pleasure to see their faces light up as the made their way through the grotto to meet Santa.

“At Christmas time and throughout the year, we work hard to forge strong links within the local community, and this year, we are please to commence a special partnership with Tinsley Meadows School which we hope will go from strength to strength in 2015. On behalf of everyone at Meadowhall we would like to wish pupils, parents, and the wonderful teachers at Tinsley Meadows a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.”

Santa Claus will be at Meadowhall until Christmas Eve at his Magical Kingdom which is located outside the Oasis Dining Quarter entrance. This year’s grotto has fantastic interactive elements for children and families to enjoy whilst they make their way through to meet Santa and is complete with penguins and ice princesses.

For further information about Santa’s Magical Kingdom, please visit http://goo.gl/HVgbsk

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