Pupils fill the Christmas void
With no town Christmas tree this year, art pupils at the Byron Bay Community School are working hard to ensure the yuletide spirit will be alive and well in the town.
Under the guidance of art teacher Jo Logan, and at the request of Byron United, the Year 5 and 6 pupils are making decorations for the pandanus trees on the two Lawson Street roundabouts.
They are turning recycled plastic bottles into silver stars and will be also decorating old CDs to hang in the trees.
Jo said they got the idea of using plastic bottles from local artist Lynn Adams, who uses them to make plastic flowers.
She said the children were happy to do something for their community.
Byron United decided earlier this month that the 10-metre Christmas tree that first went up in November 2007 wouldn’t be erected this year because of the costs involved.
The business group said it would have to sell the tree.