Christmas in a Primary School

Date: 13th Dec 2016 @ 3:22pm

The last two weeks in school have been a mixture of organised chaos, pride, peacefulness and tiredness. It seems quite along time ago that we held the dress rehearsal for the concerts and even the performances themselves are a memory.

As always, I had worries about the performances, however I should know by now that the children and staff always do a tremendous job which fills me with the most amazing sense of pride. I am very lucky to be the head of a school which year after year seems to pull off the impossible and this year was no exception. The KS1 children were given the script one week before the dress rehearsal! The KS2 performance of Aladdin was definitely one of my all time favourites from the past 20 years of doing these things! It never ceases to amaze how the children can grow in such confidence that they are able to stand on stage, under the spot lights, and entertain a crowd of 150 without so much as a fluster. Even those that wouldn't have stood anywhere near a stage, let alone sing, always manage to push themselves to perform by the time they are in year 6.

This week has seen Christmas celebrations really take hold with parties and discos. FRoST did a superb job of organising the discos on Monday. The dance off between Isobel and Kosta was definitely worth staying late at school to see! The highlight of the week though will most certainly be Friday's Carol and Nativity service - a chance to reflect on the God's gift of his only son, Jesus Christ.

Our services have been a time to find peacefulness in amongst the hustle and bustle of getting ready for Christmas. We have used a lot of candle light to create an area of tranquility which has allowed us to think about the love that God showed for us by giving the gift of Jesus and how we should use Christmas as a time to reflect about our own lives as well as joining in with the joyous family times that most of us will have, whilst considering those who may not be as fortunate as ourselves.

As the theme of our worship has been Peace - I would like to leave you all with this quote from Luke 2:14 as well as wish you all a very merry and peaceful Christmas.

'Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men'

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