There is nothing better designed to create the festive spirit than watching our Year 1 and 2 children perform their Christmas productions. What an amazing experience it was to see how far the school and the children have come in such a short space of time! I was very proud of all the children and staff for such an achievement.
It was the first time we used our portable stage, lighting, sound system and setting and the hall looked wonderful, enhanced by our Christmas trees, which were kindly donated. In addition, we had on display, too, our friendship tree. This is a piece of artwork created by Mrs. Pate and all our pupils. A paper copy of each child’s hand was cut out and attached to the tree to represent the hand of friendship, as part of our anti-bullying activities.
The weekly celebration assembly to highlight our stars of the week also drew attention to our quick success in using the Global Classroom and in the Language Perfect competition. This involved our pupils competing in Foreign Languages against over 100 schools around the world and we achieved a number of top awards, including one in the top 2%, which is incredible when over 20,000 children were participating.
We are looking forward to the Inter House Singing Competition, the Christmas Parties, The Great Sleigh Debate and our final Assembly with the choir and orchestra performing. Roll on Christmas!
I would like to wish all staff, parents and pupils a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Enjoy your holidays – you deserve them!