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☰ Merry Christmas

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Merry Christmas

Posted on December 14 2016

And so Christmas is nearly upon us, peering over the horizon with promises of warm winter food and brightly wrapped presents all piled high; I can almost hear the sleigh bells ringing, the dulcet tones of carollers and the wafting aroma of roasting turkey drifting through my office door. I feel like Scrooge the morning after he was visited by the three ghosts of Christmas; re-invigorated with the excitement of Christmas (after a long period of grumpy denial, perhaps?) and ready for the challenge to come.

The Christmas Fair earlier this month was amazing – so good to see so many people of all ages visiting the school for this joyous event. I spent far too much, but the array of interesting and hand-made arts and crafts was excellent. Could I extend our collective thanks to all those who helped to run this fabulous community event; the pupils, the parents and school staff –all of whom helped run stalls, prepare refreshments, run raffles and assisted stall holders with setting up and clearing away at the end. It was an amazing team effort.

And then our Christmas celebrations began in earnest last Thursday with the wonderful EYFS Nativity play performed by our youngest pupils from the Pre-Prep and Reception. This year’s performance followed the tale of just how busy it is at this time of year in ‘Busy Busy Bethlehem’. I loved how the play made excellent use of the older pupils to guide and narrate the nativity along. As I said last week, a Nativity cannot have enough stars, and this one was full of them. The children spoke clearly, sang beautifully and acted with wonderful confidence.  Another fantastic performance from the EYFS team – well done!

Then on Monday we settled in for another spectacle; the KS1 Nativity and Carol Service at St. Mary’s Church. I don’t think I have laughed so much at a nativity show than at this year’s performance of ‘Straw and Order’. The Year 1 and 2 children were outstanding and a special mention must go to Connie, Evie and Sophie for three beautiful solo performances – eat your heart out X Factor! The junior children were in great voice too and the finale of Christmas Cheer was a particular highlight. Thank you so much to Hebe and Jenna for their beautiful piano playing of the school carols on the piano. A delightful addition to our service - congratulations.

I know for many parents this was the first opportunity to see their child on stage – hence tears flowed, but I am also aware that for many of the Year 2 parents, this was their last Nativity and thus the end of an era. Our children grow up so quickly, we need to treasure these moments. I am very much looking forward to seeing the many pictures and videos taken and remember to look at our Facebook page for photos from the production.

The week has been rounded off with staff and children enjoying a Christmas dinner in the hall. Turkey and all the trimmings accompanied by a festive cracker and hat, nothing better! Christmas has well and truly begun at Forest Park and I hope that the festive spirit continues with all of our families at home this holiday. Have a great Christmas and a wonderful new year.

See you all again in 2017!

Nick Tucker

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