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Christmas Celebrations!

What a way to end the term ready for Christmas! Yesterday we spent the most magical morning at St Mary’s church in Westwood where we held one of our favourite events of the season, our Christingle service. We were delighted to be welcomed back by Reverend Joanna to celebrate this very special occasion, with each child having made their own Christingle to light.

After a chilly walk down to the church in the December morning air everyone settled quickly into the warm church, full of history and atmosphere, for a super service which included readings of the story of Christingle from the children and some traditional and favourite Christmas songs played beautifully by Mr King on the church organ. With such superb acoustics, the children wounded just incredible as they filled the church with their singing and we all took a moment to reflect when we lit our Christingles and the church was filled with light.

I managed to record the service for you to listen to, so I hope you do get a sense of the wonderful atmosphere and enjoy our children singing beautifully. Just press play to enjoy and here are some photos of the occasion too.

Today saw the end of a long, busy, yet exciting and productive term, culminating with our traditional Carols around the Tree assembly. I was thrilled to see so many people, who once again had packed themselves into our hall with standing room only!. For a small village school, we are so lucky to have a wonderful community who are incredibly supportive, so thank you so much for coming. With traditional Christmas songs and carols, readings, dance and even live music from all of our talented children, I do hope that you enjoyed the service as much as I did, it was an absolute pleasure to lead it and to enjoy the lead in to Christmas together. My thanks to Dave King for accompanying us on the piano once again and providing the most festive atmosphere. Please have a look at the photos from today’s assembly below.

It was so lovely to share Tea and mince pies with the Head after school with you all too and to see in Christmas together. I am very proud of our school community and it is always such a pleasure to spend time with you all.

All that remains now is for me to thank you all for your tremendous support throughout this term. May I take this opportunity to wish you a restful Christmas, full of fun and enjoyment and I hope that Father Christmas brings you what you have asked for…

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Christingle Service

This morning we had the privilege of going to Westwood Church to celebrate our Christingle Service. Hosted by Reverend Joanna, the service was a mixture of the story of Christingle, traditional and some contemporary songs.

As always, the children were in fine voice and we all thoroughly enjoyed this festive experience and with Mr King on the piano, we were treated to live accompaniment throughout.

We managed to capture this wonderful occasion here:

Christingle magic

What a lovely morning we had this morning. Another first for me was the Christingle service at Westwood church and a wonderful occasion it was too. Reverend Joanna kindly opened her church to us and after an unexpected stroll in the rain, we enjoyed a traditional service, with some KS2 children confidently sharing the meaning behind Christingle and some readings. As ever, I was immensely proud of the children, all of whom sat beautifully, sang strongly and made our first official Christmas engagement one to remember for a very long time. The sight of 96 lit candles with a church organ in the back ground carried me nicely through my training course for the rest of the day. Thanks everyone, what a super day.

Here are some photos to remind us of what we enjoyed…

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