Message from Mr Watson
I have thoroughly enjoyed my first autumn term at Gilmorton Chandler CE Primary School. December has been incredibly busy but very rewarding for everyone at the school. My favourite memory of this term will be the performance of Heaven on Earth by Reception and Key Stage 1 in our carol service on Friday morning. Thank you to all those that attended the service. I hope you enjoyed it as much as we did. The children definitely appreciated singing to such a large crowd. A fitting end to a successful term.
Our core value of "community" has been really evident this term and it has been a pleasure to see the whole community come together to celebrate Christmas and raise money for the school. The vast numbers of volunteers from the local community who seem to appear whenever there is a need is simply incredible.
Thank you for all of your support this term. I wish you and your family a happy Christmas and peaceful new year.
Christmas Craft Day
On Thursday 12th December Reception opened the doors and welcomed many parents and grandparents throughout the day to help our Reception children create some amazing items to share with their family at Christmas. All of the children were able to bake and decorate gingerbread people, create clay Christmas trees, decorative candy canes and they even made themselves into snowmen and snow globes. Over 150 different items were created in 1 day!
Great fun was had by both adults and children and we would like to thank all those that gave up their time to help. We hope you enjoyed the day as much as the children did.
Leicester DBE Advent Service
On Tuesday 3rd December members of our school council made their way to Leicester Cathedral to take part in the annual Advent Service. There were songs to sing, a huge Nativity based pass the parcel and a drama focusing on the meaning of Christmas delivered by students from Brockington College. It was a most enjoyable service and well attended by a number of Church schools from across the county. A great way to start the festive season.
We caught up with the Reverend Emma as she fulfilled her new role at the cathedral and we also had time to meet up with the Bishop of Loughborough. The Bishop of Loughborough came to visit us to lead a collective worship in school earlier in the year.
Leicestershire Primary Schools Cross-Country League Race 3
On Sunday December 1st, Gilmorton returned to Prestwold for another Cross Country. It was cold, very muddy and a little bit wet but still the children (and parents) made the effort to drive across the county to attend the event. A number of children lost their trainers to the sticky mud as they ran around the course. Well done to all of those children who took part.
Reverse Advent Calendar
Over the advent period we have encouraged the children in each class to participate in the school reverse advent calendar. The children have been donating packets of crisps, biscuits or a long life cake. These donated items have been collected together and will be donated to the Midlands Langar Sewa charity and distributed to the homeless.