THESE youngsters from Friarage School are among dozens of children across Scarborough preparing for Coastival 2011.
A lantern parade will form part of the opening event of the arts festival.
Pupils’ giant lanterns are to be judged before the parade. The winning entry will win £100 for their school.
There will also be an individual competition for youngsters to enter with a £50 prize.
Other schools taking part in the lantern building are: Braeburn junior, infants and nursery, St Martin’s, Gladstone Road, Childhaven Community Nursery, Barrowcliff Junior and East Ayton.
There are also two open sessions: Saturday January 22 from 1pm to 4pm at Burniston and Cloughton Village Hall: Saturday January 29 from noon to 4pm at the Rotunda Museum.
Coastival organiser Wendy Clews said: “The excitement for Coastival is starting to build.”
The open workshops are free and open to all children under 12. All materials will be provided and an artist will be on hand to offer advice. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
The parade will start at Valley Road, beneath Valley Bridge, at 4.30pm on Friday February 18. After the parade, there will be a Scarborough’s Finest concert at the Spa from 6.30pm, celebrating local talent.
It is free but people wanting to attend must book tickets in advance by calling 384545. The festival of comedy, music, theatre, runs at various venues until February 20.