At the end of what has been a different and difficult year, all of the children at Lyonsdown School have enjoyed some festive fun in the last few days of term!
Whilst plans have had to be adapted to keep everyone COVID-safe – the fun and festivities have still taken place.
The popular ‘Christmas Jumper Day’, saw an array of different jumpers on display across the School. Never one to be outdone by the children, some of the staff also ‘wowed’ with their Christmas style! The whole community also made a donation of £149.00 to the charity, ‘Save the Children’.
We had our Christmas raffle with over 50 prizes that could be won.
Santa’s Grotto also still took place. Normally it’s at the centre of our Christmas celebrations – this year, it was adapted so our children could still enjoy a visit to the Grotto, but in a safe way. Each class bubble joined Santa for some Christmas jokes, Christmas tales or just a chat about what they were looking forward to. Santa then magically transported a present for each child into their classroom for them to take home. Even Year 6 got into the spirit of this festive fun.
Our famously popular Christmas Lunch was still enjoyed by all. Although the pupils couldn’t be together in our wonderful new dining hall, they certainly enjoyed the experience of ‘tucking in’ to their festive meal in their COVID-safe classroom bubble. Decorations, Christmas music and crackers all added to the festive feel.
“Where possible, we have tried to keep all of our Christmas traditions,” says Head, Mrs Stanton-Tonner. “With some clever re-organising and adaptations, the children have enjoyed a festive end to the term – thanks to the hard work and efforts of all of our teaching and support staff and an extra special thank you to the Friends of Lyonsdown School.’