Christmas is always busy; however, this year the school has been involved in a number of collaborative projects which have enhanced and enriched our links with the local community. The Year 1 & 2 Production (A Wriggly Nativity) drew capacity audiences with its joyful and energetic performances during the week commencing 3rd December. Clear voices (both spoken and in song) and a wide variety of dance routines, including flossing camels helped to ignite the Christmas spirit. On Friday 7th December, the School Choir (in partnership with Leigh Primary) sang carols to the public visitors at Ightham Mote. We are proud of our association with the National Trust and have benefitted from a number of educational and cultural interactions with the charity during 2018.
The Choir also sang to Cameo (a social group for the elderly) at St George’s Church Hall on Monday 10th December. Everyone was impressed by the enjoyment shown by the children in singing carols at this special occasion. The KS1 & KS2 Carol Services at St George’s Church on 11th & 13th December respectively were wonderful gatherings – we are so lucky to have a church (and vicar) who is so involved in school life and willing to host the school for significant services throughout the year.
All in all, a rich tapestry of Christmas related activities which serve to illustrate the school’s close relationship with the village and beyond.