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Local school children of Leith treated to a surprise visit from Santa!

Image of Santa on top his a pick up truck with a red sleigh attached to the back with two elves at the front.

The Trams to Newhaven project spread some festive cheer.

As part of the Trams to Newhaven community benefits scheme, pupils from Pilrig Park, St Mary’s R.C. Primary School, Leith Primary School, Victoria Primary School and Broughton Primary School all received a special visit from Santa and his elves.

With Rudolph resting up for the big day, a Trams to Newhaven sleigh/pickup hybrid went dashing through the streets of Leith parking up in each of the school’s playgrounds. In keeping with Government guidelines, individual classes were invited outside to see Santa, spreading some much-needed festive cheer around the local area.

Over 1500 selection boxes were distributed between the schools involved, all donated from the project’s partners SFN, Turner & Townsend and Morrison Utility Services.  Also contributing to our Christmas schools campaign were SFN’s subcontractors, Siemens, Class One and Beatties FRC Ltd and supplier Jarvie Plant.

The visits come after all schools in the area were invited to help the project decorate their work site with Christmas themed posters created by local school children. Participating children can go down to the site over the festive break with their families to spot their artwork. These will be displayed on large boards placed on near the site close to their school. Construction on Trams to Newhaven will pause over the Christmas break, with sites shutting down from Friday 18 December and reopening again on Tuesday 5 January 2021.

Before pausing works for the Christmas break, we have further engagements to undertake as part of our community benefit commitments.  You can keep up to date by following us on Twitter @TramstoNewhaven.

Published: 10th December 2020