Introducing: Santa School
Location: London, England
Trainee Santas are learning
how to make their grottoes safe
for Christmas this year
//with festive masks, spaced seating and contact-free gift giving//
(SOUNDBITE) (English) SANTA PERFORMER SAYING:"We have to be a bit distant from the children and also the grown ups too. Don't forget they're there as well. But the fun and the joy and the love and the magic will never change - has never changed and will never change."
The entertainment company Ministry of Fun
says it had over 1,000 bookings
over eight weeks in 2019
This year bookings have halved
(SOUNDBITE) (English) JAMES LOVELL, DIRECTOR OF THE MINISTRY OF FUN SANTA SCHOOL, SAYING:
"People aren't entirely sure about what they can do. And I'm hoping that what we're doing here today at Santa School is showing people what they can do and that they can do it magically."