Primary and secondary schools on the Isle of Wight hosted a wide range of nurseries, Christmas performances, Christmas carol concerts and other festive events before the end of the term.
While many Christmas productions have taken place virtually, with digital links for parents to watch, there is no doubt the kids loved taking part.
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Cowes Primary School had a Christmas party, a Christmas carol concert and a day of Christmas fun.
Donna Robinson, school business manager, said: “After such a difficult time last year, the school really wanted to give the whole school community, especially of course the children, the opportunity to celebrate a time. so special of the year. been busy!
The duck crochet game at Christmas Fayre at Cowes Primary School.
“The Christmas party was an incredible success, with booths run by 6th grade students. Each child made a DIY craft or Christmas present – from festive peppermint creams to natural decorations.
“The kids played games, while the adults enjoyed the wine and chocolate raffles, a fabulous raffle hosted by the friends of Cowes Primary and refreshments from the school’s own kitchen.
“They have managed to raise a colossal sum of £ 1,370 for a new outdoor adventure playground. It was also fantastic to be able to have the whole school enjoy the special Christmas lunch – all wearing their Christmas sweaters!
“The Christmas Decorating Contest encouraged kids to create bird and animal friendly decorations to hang on our beautiful horse chestnut tree, with truly amazing results.
The Christmas carol concert involved the early childhood children who had a wonderful time playing the nursery, accompanied by the whole school singing and reading the Christmas story, in the presence of the Rev. Andrew Poppe of the St Mary’s Church of Cowes.
“Christmas day closed the fabulous celebrations; the whole school dressed up in Christmas or winter themed costumes, sang and danced and had a visit from a very special visitor – Santa himself … the excitement was all simply wonderful to see. ”
Some of the actors in “Hey Ewe” from St Francis Primary Academy.
Saint-François Primary Academy in Ventnor held a nativity scene called Hello Sheep.
School principal Alex Augustus said: “All of the children in Key Stage 1 participated in the production, dazzling their classmates, staff and parents with their theatrical talents!”
During this time, Priory school performed the classic seasonal tale, A Christmas Carol, at Quay Arts in Newport, and the cast included children of all ages, from five to 16 years old.
Director Simon Lynch said, “I’m incredibly proud of all the kids. Looking back, I don’t think there is one element that I would change.
“The choir, dancers and actors were all superb and I couldn’t have asked for more. I also want to thank the whole team who helped but especially Ms. Liz Tate whose costumes made the show really special.”
Priory School Christmas Spirits: Marley, Past, Present and Future.
The classic festive story of Scrooge’s redemption and embracing the Christmas spirit reinforced the true meaning of Christmas and celebrated the brilliant array of talent available in the school.
The choir’s Christmas carols went so well with the story.
Isle of Wight Federation of Education The Christmas concert was reportedly held on December 8 and included staff and students from IWEF’s three school communities – Carisbrooke College, Medina College and The Island VI Form.
Due to developments around the Covid-19 measures, the event was canceled and a recorded version of the concert was shared with parents instead.
Did you see the gallery of school nurseries last week?
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