CHILDREN at a Test Valley school unveiled their creations at a town lantern parade this month.

Pupils from Stroud School, Highwood Lane, presented their lanterns when they took part in the Romsey Lantern Parade on Friday, December 6.

The lanterns were designed by the school's senior art club, who "proudly" marched their lanterns around town, according to a spokesperson from Stroud School.

The spokesperson said: "This is the first year contributors were allowed to select their own theme.

"Stroud pupils chose to tell the story of ‘The Hungry Caterpillar ’ and set to work creating the individual foods as well as two caterpillars, a cocoon and the grand butterfly.

"The lanterns were been a labour of love for both pupils and staff this term."

This comes as Key Stage 1 pupils at Stroud School also got into the Christmas spirit with their Nativity play, where the audience saw a performance boasting Mary and Joseph, angels and even a lobster.

This was followed by the Early Years performance, called Born in a Barn, which told the traditional tale through the eyes of the animals.

Children at the school also enjoyed the annual Christmas Carol Concert in Romsey Abbey, Church Lane, which took place on Friday, December 6.