Christmas and Christingle!
What a busy week year 2 have had! As well as supporting Year 1 with the Christmas show, they led the annual Christingle service at St Nicholas Church in Ash. Telling the story of the journeys that were made to Bethlehem, they produced a lovely service which focused on how we should care for others. The children wrote prayers and spoke well throughout the service. Every child in the lower school and in Year 3 made a Christingle candle which lit up the altar, truly a magical sight. A collection was taken in aid of The Children’s Society who have been supporting this service since 1968. Well done Year 2, you have certainly deserved to have a good Yuletide break!
Christmas Concert – Wednesday
Later in the week Years 1 and 2 performed their Christmas concert to both school and parents. Over the last few weeks they have worked hard learning songs, poems and dances for this delightful Christmas production. We have discovered a vast array of talent during rehearsals. Evelina S played a solo on the flute, Lucy sang Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star and Jingle Bells was played by the recorder club. Several of the children recited poems, including Nila and Cassius. The Christmas Present Muddle poem was accompanied by some interesting photos of various members of staff, including a somewhat grumpy faced Headmaster holding a star.
Year 1 performed the story of Harvey Slufenburger’s Christmas Present by John Burningham. Max took the lead as Father Christmas and showed a theatrical talent which until now lay undiscovered. All the children have enjoyed taking part in our Christmas extravaganza. Who knows what talent we will uncover next year?