Justin Noack, Head of Krylatskoe Lower Campus, on this year's event:
Christmas on Lower Campus has been a joyous occasion, full of all the seasonal hustle and bustle that comes with this special time of year.
As always, the celebrations kicked off with children decorating their own classrooms and the Campus Christmas tree, which is now suitably decked with tufts of snow to accompany the children's baubles. Throughout December, the school halls have regularly been ringing out with the sound of cheerful voices singing Christmas Carols as the children prepared for their virtual Christmas Concert.
Amidst all the fun and celebrations, the children have found the time to reach out to those less fortunate as well. Our Lower Campus 'Giving Tree' now features a veritable ocean of gifts for some of Moscow's disadvantaged young orphans. They will undoubtedly take cheer in the generous gifts of warm clothing, toys, and sweets that await them on New Year's Eve.
Having established themselves firmly on Santa's 'nice' list all year long, ISM's children enjoyed a final treat of a visit from Santa Claus himself on the final Tuesday. Gingerbread treats and toys awaited the children as parents watched on via a live link. Joyful class party celebrations underlined the happy atmosphere.
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to our ISM family members, one and all!