The Christmas dam has finally burst this morning. All week some festive spirit (not that kind just yet!) has been washing over the top, seeping underneath and escaping around the edges, but this morning there was no holding the flood back as the Nursery Nativity washed over us all with its Christmas charm, familiar story-telling and wonderful moments that only 2, 3 and 4 year olds can create.
In the Pemberton Room at the front of the school, we have enjoyed the annual arrival of the Christmas tree, which this year is particularly spectacular, together with our Nativity scene. This year we also have the addition of a knitted Nativity scene which is on the first landing and is the wonderful creation of Miss Biggs’ mother. Do come and have a look if you have a moment. Even I have been wearing a Christmas jumper on the odd occasion this week, although I thought it better not to wear it for the Governors’ meeting on Wednesday. One of the more rewarding aspects of my role is the incredible range of diverse experiences, contexts and events that fill my diary and the Governors’ meeting discussing serious strategic matters was followed within 24 hours with playing mass games of Racing Demon with about 50 other adults and children in the Woodard Room.
The brainchild of our Chief Pelican, Donald Rice, the card session of family fun was a great success and this link will take you a quick video on Twitter @KingsHallSchool. Many thanks to the Friends of King’s Hall for creating and delivering the event. We move deeper into Christmas now with various parties, lunches, assemblies and theatre trips over the next seven days. We start with the Carol Service this weekend and I look forward to seeing you in the King’s College Chapel at 5.30pm on Sunday.