Advent begins with creativity – hands on Decoration Day – relatives are invited to come and help with crafts and all those tricky twidly bits that need a few extra fingers!
Next we take a group to sing at the Village Church lunch and the older children help to serve the food – well done Team Eyam!
Just look how many children took part in the village carol service – despite the panic about heavy snow all day! This special part of Advent, included readings, our Bells players, wonderful singing and a playlet all about the true meaning of Christmas.
We embarked on a new venture this season – a Christmas Fayre. It was a huge success with local trees for sale, crafts made by the children, a hilarious photo booth complete with Elf helpers and the usual mince pies and a secrecy room which ensures all the children have something to give on Christmas morning. It was made all the more unique by not only the arrival of snow but by being opened by the band! Thanks to the PTFA for ALL their help making this a great evening!
Christmas lunch is another way of thanking all the Govs, clergy, volunteers and staff for all their hard work over the year – a super spread thanks to the dinner staff for all their organisation.
It did snow here – there was just enough for snow angels and a snow man club too!
Christmas isn’t Christmas unless there is a Nativity. There were dancing geese, amazed donkeys and even spiders in the manger as well as bay Jesus, Mary and Joseph of course. Well done to Hedgehog Class who put on several entertaining performances.
At Eyam the oldest Class, Squirrels also invite a special guest to enjoy a soup and a chat lunch – made and served by the children, its a chance to learn some social skills and to chat to local friends of the school – to give something back to the village. This year we were also entertained by the Bells.
Our final Community event of the year is a concert by any child who wants to share their musical skills. We now have 60% of the school learning an instrument and so its a wonderful chance to share our growing talents! There were solos, the band, duets, the choir and brave singers too! Well done all of you.
Remembering what Christmas is really about – thank you to Adam and Mike who help us make these important links. We especially remember to think about those who are not so lucky.
All the staff wish the families and friends of Eyam, who support the school in so many ways, a warm and peaceful Christmas and we look forward to seeing you in 2018.
Happy holidays from Mrs Gilbertson.