Despite the challenges of the pandemic, Kennet Valley School ended the term with a myriad of Christmas activities which were enjoyed by all of the school community.
The virtual nativity play included some marvellous acting, singing together with a blessing from Reverend Maria Shepherdson. The play received some excellent reviews from parents.
The children filmed a festive music video in their Christmas jumpers, and enjoyed rocking out on stage with some inflatable musical instruments; even some of the staff got involved!
A Christmas party was enjoyed by all, with party food, traditional games and a virtual pantomime. Each and every pupil was presented with a lovely book from the Kennet Valley School Team!
Finally, a thoroughly festive week would not be complete without an appearance of Father Christmas so Kennet Valley School’s Friends Association organised a Covid-safe Christmas grotto. This included a special guest visit from a socially distanced Father Christmas.
The Friends went to great lengths to ensure that the event was a safe one, by covering everything in cellophane to enable regular and thorough antibacterial wiping – ingenious! Each child received a gift and enjoyed the beautiful and festive decorations.
Headteacher, Emma Russel,l said, “We know that this year has been exceptionally tough for everyone, and we wanted to make sure that our pupils didn’t miss out on the usual festive activities here at Kennet Valley School.
So, with lots of planning and strict measures in place, we still managed to go ahead with everything and in such a way that it did not affect the magic and enjoyment for our pupils. I would like to thank all the staff, the Governors and the Friends Association for all pulling together to ensure the children had a fantastic festive week”.