Christmas 2016

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This year has been a hectic run up to Christmas with a whole raft of activities along with some very successful fundraising for various charities - consistent with the term's value focus:  compassion.

Further details and photos of the following activities are below:  Christmas Jumpers, Christmas Fayre, Seven Lessons and Carols, Panto Visit, Christmas Lunch and Christingle Service and Party.

Christmas Jumpers:

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The children looked amazing in their Christmas Jumpers! It really made our Carols around the Tree look very festive
and £75 was raised for the Text Santa Appeal.

Christmas Fayre

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A huge thank you to everyone who supported the Christmas Fayre this year, either through donating, helping or attending. It was a great success with £960 raised – our highest total to date!

Seven Lessons and Carols

The children were wonderful at our performance of Seven Lessons and Carols in the Church. It put us all in a festive mood! Thanks to all the kind donations, over £200 was raised for Ocean Ward, the paediatric cardiac ward at Southampton Hospital. This will be added to the money raised at the Christmas Tree Festival.

Whilst all the children sang with great gusto, the pupils in Class 4 introduced the celebration and learnt the lessons. Their recall was word-perfect.  Class 3 contributed a musical accompaniment whilst Sails and Boats classes provided the tableau for the nativity.

Seven videos (one for each lesson and carol) of the performance are available at 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7

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Panto Visit

What an amazing time was had by all when we travelled to Poole to watch ‘Aladdin’ (oh yes it was!) The performance was thoroughly enjoyable and it was wonderful to see all the children having such fun. A massive thank you to Santa (you know who we mean!) for paying for us to have such a brilliant experience!

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Christmas Lunch

Everyone enjoyed the fantastic festive lunch provided by Local Food Links - thanks to all the staff for serving and supervising the lunchtime.

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  Christingle Service and Party

Thank you to Mrs Woodford for organising the Christingle Service in the Church. Also a huge thank you to Mrs Woodford and her helpers for the wonderful party for the children after the Service. The collection raised £81.45 for the Children’s Society.

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