STOURPORT pupils got their creative heads on designing the new Three Kings models for this year's Christmas parade.

Children from St Bartholomew's C of E Primary School in years 4 and 5 have been busy constructing the three kings Balthasar, Melchior, and Gaspar for the candle lit-parade on Stourport High Street this Friday (November 23).

The new designs for the travelling kings were based on the imaginative ideas of the pupils and will be carried by them at the Christmas parade

They will be joined by other children from Burlish Park, St Wulstans, Astley Primary Schools and Stourport High School in the festive procession.

School teacher Mrs Helen Watkins said: For several years, St Bartholomew's C of E Primary School has been the custodians of the Three Kings which feature in the Stourport Christmas light switch on.

"We decided this year to replace the previous kings who were well used and showing signs of age.

"Children from across the school produced designs which were used as inspiration to create 3 new kings.

"Children from Year 4 and 5 were involved in the making stage from carving and painting the heads to creating the headgear.

"This was all made possible by a grant from Stourport Council and support from Mr Penwarden, a retired art lecturer.

The Stourport Scout Band will lead the parade through the town, which starts at 6pm from the Civic Centre, and will be followed by a Carol service and Firework display.