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And that was that! Suddenly, there is quiet …

Another seemingly perpetual state of magically mad merry-making, injected with a humungous dollop of Carol Services and Nativities right at the core to make sure we understand the heart of this time of year, comes to an end. There has been an eclectic range of events in the final week coming in quite different guises (as borne out by the weekly newsletter) but all espousing similar values: sharing, togetherness, gratitude, family, hope, simplicity, love, kindness, friendship, giving, fidelity and joy. As a community moulded by under 14s we are privileged beneficiaries of the familiar acknowledgement that Christmas is enriched by the presence of children. "In the eyes of children we find the joy of Christmas. In their hearts we find its meaning.”

Here are a few more quotes:

“Christmas waves a magic wand over the world and, behold, everything is softer and more beautiful.”

“Christmas is love in action, every time we love, every time we give, it is Christmas.”

“What a blessed place the world would be if we had that Christmas feeling all year.”

It is an understatement to say that it is a special time of year, and it can only be special if it is different to the rest of the year, BUT wouldn’t it be marvellous if it were possible to have the goodwill generated in December felt around the world for the other 11 months of the year?

So, this is the last missive of 2015. I will be writing a brief end of term letter, but from the blog, good wishes to all for a very Happy Christmas with your families and here’s to a purposeful 2016 ahead.

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