We’ve ended the week with cold rain and grey skies, but it’s been a vibrant and colourful week of learning nevertheless! Christmas spirit is tangible throughout the school, and this week we lit the fire in the Prep reception which has warmed our souls and is a beautiful site alongside the magnificent Christmas tree.
On Tuesday, we enjoyed a wonderful Christingle service for Years 2 and 3 pupils. The pupils sang beautifully and with infectious enthusiasm, which I hope you have enjoyed through the video recordings of the events. I was dancing in my study when the Year 3s were rehearsing outside; they had so much spirit! The Christingle service focuses on bringing light and hope to those who might need it around the world. It was touching to hear the wishes that the children had written for all of you this Christmas: hope, love, peace, justice and a merry Christmas were among them. I really do hope they come true.
We have also enjoyed our first Nativity plays this week courtesy of Nursery. It was an absolute joy to see the children sing their Christmas songs, and I was as mesmerised as them by Mrs Stibbon’s enchanting story. Mrs Ravayeh’s music was terrific, and I was incredibly impressed by the children’s focus, engagement and actions which accompanied each song. Thank you to all of the team for creating this wonderful event for the children and such a lovely performance for us to enjoy.
I look forward to seeing more performances in Pre-Prep next week; I know that the children have been rehearsing incredibly hard and I am sure you will look forward to watching their performances on video in due course. In Prep School, the Music Scholars performed around the Christmas tree as part of the Crackin’ Christmas Concert. The festive music performances are always a highlight for me. I hope that you will enjoy an evening watching the videos together as a family, and that it will be memorable and unique in this new format.
I wish you all a fantastic weekend and I look forward to seeing the children on Monday morning for their last full week of the Michaelmas Term.