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21 December 2021 |
Christmas Across the The White Horse Federation

Christmas Across the The White Horse Federation

It’s that time of year again!

Christmas is a fantastic time to be a child, especially if you’re lucky enough to attend one of our schools.

It would be impossible to share all the fun activities at every school, but in this article we’ve compiled some of the highlights from across the trust.

It was great to see so many schools across the trust carry on the traditional Christmas Nativity play, even with certain restrictions in place. We saw some great innovations again this year, with Rodbourne Cheney filming and broadcasting their Nativity and Nursery Songs to parents at home.

At Forest & Sandridge, they hosted a whole nativity day, with children coming into school dressed as characters from the story, and even getting to meet some donkeys!

Earlier in the week, the school’s children also revived another tradition, taking part in and learning about Christingle.

Meanwhile, children at West Kidlington enjoyed a Christmas service at their local church, as well as performing at the Kidlington Christmas Lights Switch On!

At our secondary schools, the Christmas period also provides a great opportunity for students to show their talents at events like The Ridgeway School’s Christmas Showcase Performance!

Father Christmas has certainly had a busy month this year, he’s really put in the mileage, visiting:

Nyland School

Southwold Primary School

Seend CE Primary School

St Luke’s Academy

The Croft

Christmas is also a time for helping others and coming together as a community. In the spirit of the season, Drove Primary School and Larkhill Primary School ran a 12 days of gratitude & 12 days of kindness programme, with children and staff taking part in thankful acts each day.

Other schools, such as Grange Junior School and Melksham Oak collected presents and funds for vulnerable families and their local food banks.

Schools also raised money for good causes by making Christmas markets with crafts and treats made by pupils!

Gagle Brook Primary School played a particularly special role in the local Christmas celebrations, joining the famous Bicester Lantern Parade, and even getting to take part in the Christmas lights switch on!

After such a tough, but rewarding year, it’s been great to see each school community having so much fun, while doing so much good this Christmas. We hope you all have a wonderful break!

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