What an eventful end of term!
There was Christmas lunch where our amazing kitchen staff managed to produce three times as much food as usual all within the same time frame and to as high a standard as ever. Thank you! Thanks also to the PTFA who provided the festive plates, bowls, cups, napkin and crackers – the extras that make the event.
Our Nativity was made wonderful by the enthusiastic performances of the children and the hard work of our staff. The dress rehearsal is now available to view via this website – details on how to access it were sent home as a note today, the last day of term.
Friday saw the pantomime group come to school to perform Cinderella for us. On Monday we supported a local enterprise by visiting the Empire Cinema to watch ‘Star’ – all paid for by the PTFA, including the popcorn!
The PTFA have even found time to arrange for Father Christmas and one of his elves to come into school and present each child with a selection box!
On Christmas Jumper Day Rubie & Taya held a cake sale and raised £40.78 for Barnardo’s ‘Transform A Child’s Christmas’ campaign to help young carers across the country. www.barnardos.org.uk/transform-childs-christmas The idea and organisation for this was entirely down to the girls, who approached us wanting to help children in need this Christmas. We are very proud of their kindness and community spirit.
Later that day we walked together – pupils, staff, parents – up to the other end of town and filled St. Andrew’s Church for our Carol Concert. Thank you to everyone who came along to support the concert, and again well done to our pupils and staff for their enthusiasm and hard work putting it all together, and for making the final performance so memorable.
The end of term does mean we have to say good bye to Mrs Abbott and Mrs Willis, who are moving on to new ventures. Both have been at the school for many years, and have had a hugely positive impact on all of us at Holy Trinity. There can’t be many children who have attended the school over the past decade or so who haven’t be taught, cared for and nurtured by one or both of them. We will miss them greatly. Thank you Mrs Abbott, thank you Mrs Willis – you move on with our love and best wishes, and we hope you will pop in and see us again in the future.
The end of any term is always busy, but the Christmas period is that little bit special. Everything that has happened in school this past week has been a result of all of us working together and has been, in some cases, many weeks and months in the planning. Thank you to everyone who has contributed, and we wish you all a Very Merry Christmas and a Peaceful & Prosperous 2019.
(See you back at school on Friday 4th January 2019…)