I can sense the excitement of Christmas building already as our Christmas trees have arrived!

Next week we have the nativities to look forward to, followed by our Christmas fair, we also have parties, theatre and cinema trips, Christmas lunch, Christmas jumper day, and one of my favourite evenings, our Carol Service, to look forward to. We may even have a very special visitor for our younger children.

Yet amidst this excitement, it is important that we also educate our children to be mindful of others who are less fortunate or for those who, Christmas is not a happy time. Our school council have asked for donations of unwrapped gifts for children and young people
aged 0-18 who may not receive any presents at Christmas, supporting Mission Christmas. Our choir members will be singing at local care homes to bring some Christmas cheer. Also, instead of sending Christmas cards, we are welcoming donations to the School Council’s chosen charity Magic Breakfast, who provide healthy school breakfasts to hungry and malnourished children in disadvantaged areas of the UK.

Giving our children opportunities to show kindness to others will hopefully help them to get into the true meaning of Christmas.