Christmas celebrations at the Primary School in December 2012

Preparations for Christmas 2012 at the Primary School began on 1st December with the arrival of a huge Christmas Tree. The children immediately began making a variety of decorations from shiny baubles to twinkling angels and of course everything had to have a touch of glitter! The lights were turned on and the atmosphere was immediately filled with the excitement of the coming season. Christmas bunting was made and the children busied themselves making Christmas presents for their loved ones.

The school organised the Island Christmas Card and the Island Post, collecting over £500 for charity. They also sold their own Christmas Card and Recipe Book in aid of school funds raising another £300.

On 5th December, the school was invited to entertain the Senior Citizens at their Christmas Party. The children were welcomed enthusiastically as they led the audience through a game of “Play Your Cards Right”. The children then sang some rousing action songs and some braver Senior Citizens joined in with “Old MacDonald had a fish farm” and “An Austrian went yodelling”. They then sang a couple of carols before giving out home-made calendars to each of the guests. They were rewarded with a delicious tea and huge round of applause.

In the last week of term, the school held its Christmas Lunch and Party. Dressed in their finest the children tucked into a magnificent spread of food provided by the Parent Council. Whilst the adults tackled a Christmas Quiz, the children played party games with a Christmas theme, such as “Pin the Nose on Rudolph” and “Santa Claus Beetle”!

The school Christmas Celebrations culminated in a Christmas Nativity Service held in Lismore Parish Church. The Minister introduced the service and then the children led the congregation through the age-old story of the first Christmas with readings, prayers and songs. The congregation were able to join in with well known carols as the children formed tableaux of the important events in the story. The children read clearly and sang beautifully – each remembered their particular moves and actions as they visited the stable with their gifts. The service ended with a blessing from the Minister and a resounding rendition of Hark the Herald Angels Sing. The evening finished with mince pies and mulled wine served at the back of the church and everyone went home feeling that Christmas had really begun. Over £100 was collected which means we can send over £600 to the children’s chosen charities of Guide Dogs for the Blind and Crisis at Christmas.

Thank you very much to everybody who supported our fundraising and Christmas events.

Text and photographs provided by Catherine Davies on 9th January 2013

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Lorraine sent the following comments on Thu, 10 Jan 2013 00:08:54 +0000

Great photos! Lots of fun!

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