A school will be transformed into a Christmas paradise next week, and everyone is invited.

Mayfield School will shower guests in stalls, refreshments and plenty of shopping for gifts at their Christmas fayre, and hope to see the community turn out in full force for their joyful day.

The team have a sleigh-full of activities to pack into the four-hour-long event, with sensory play and choirs performing from 10am-2pm on Saturday, November 30.

Stalls at the school's first Christmas fayre will include crafts, perfumes, knitted items, bath bombs and plenty more.

And as Santa himself will be wandering about the event, along with his Makaton-friendly elves, organiser Kathryn Metcalfe is working hard with her colleagues to stay on his nice list by creating the most magical fayre for their pupils and community.

Everyone is welcome to attend, with adults donating £1 to enter and children getting in for free, but the school does ask one thing of its visitors.

"We're asking everyone to bring an item to donate to North Lakes Foodbank," office manager Tracy Teasdale said.

"Tinned fruit, tinned veg – anything they could bring to pop in the box would be amazing."

She added: "It's a two-sided event. Firstly, it's a bit of fundraising for the school, but it's also important to us to promote small local businesses and the local foodbank.

"We want it to be a family event, and something everyone can come along to and have a lovely time."

The Christmas event was organised by Kathryn Metcalfe, and

As well as supporting businesses in and around Whitehaven, the school are thrilled to have Cleator Moor's brass band playing for them, as well as members of musical quarter Behind the Mask performing at the fayre.