Christmas Festivities

20/12/2021

Ho Ho Ho!  It's the end of term here at Westbourne House and what a term it's been! We are so proud of all that our pupils have achieved this term, in teams and individually.

The Christmas celebrations were spectacular and you can see a series of fun events in the photos below.

Hats off to our pupils in Years 5, 6, 7 and 8 who created incredible mask and hat masterpieces for their individual year group Christmas feasts. 

We cannot thank our superb kitchen team enough for making hundreds of delicious Christmas dinners both for the evening feasts and at lunchtime for our younger pupils.  The party atmosphere they created with their Christmas cheer and wonderful outfits was very, very special indeed. 

We know that Santa is very busy at this time of year so we are very grateful that he was able to make two stops at school and visit our pupils in Year 3 and 4 as well as our children in Pre-Prep. We didn't know he had a tinsel-tractor as well as a sleigh so that made his visit even more special!

On Tinsel Thursday, not only did we raise funds for our school charities, but it was party time in the Pre-Prep with a visit from a magician.  Year 4 held a paper chain making challenge, but would it be possible to get the lengths of chain out into the playground for the big measure up without breaking it? The Juniors went on to have a lot of fun at a funky disco hosted by DJ Mr Stewart!

A festive door decorating competition definitely brought out the competitive spirit and we were impressed by the range of ideas, which made picking the winners nearly impossible. And in lesson time, there was many a festive twist on learning including Year 6 writing Christmas cards to their French penpals and recording Christmas video messages. 

There were waves, smiles and some tears of happiness from residents of a local care home, who were surprised by our Year 8 choristers. Our choristers sang a series of carols in the garden outside the care home common room and garden bedrooms. The voices of our choristers floated on the air and were echoed in the choruses by the residents singing along to their favourite carols. The Year 8s were very touched by how much their visit meant to the residents – so clear to see in their faces and smiles – and Christmas spirit was definitely in the air.

We wish you a very merry Christmas!