The festive season is here! Today was Decoration Day – and what fun we have had! We have a HUGE Christmas tree that had to have a metre chopped off the top as it didn’t fit in the hall. The photos below show it upright and fallen over. It was so heavy we have had to secure it to the hall roof.
The children have had great fun all day in mixed age classes, moving round the school and making decorations and we are now in the process of putting them all up.
The children looked great in their costumes and Christmas jumpers. Thank you for helping them to join in with the spirit of this lovely day. More photos will follow but please check you child’s class page as well.
The children of Ellel St John’s always remember, with respect, this special time of year, when we honour and remember those who have given their lives for their country in the many wars and conflicts over the years.
Again we held a short service at the Cenotaph at St John’s Church, this year having to take shelter inside the church against the wind, cold and rain. Each class laid the wreath of poppies they had made and we remembered in poem, prayer and silence those who have died.
In the afternoon we invited friends and families to listen to each class sing a song from the war time. Our year 6 were wonderful hosts and the afternoon was both poignant and joyful.