Christmas at Consett Junior school – If it is your first year at the school you will have noticed by now that it is a busy time.
As a parent and a governor of the school I have had the pleasure to attend a number of the Christmas events this year:
What can I say about the show? It amazes me every year how full Consett Empire gets on show day, it is testament to the children and staff that so many people take the time to attend – this year there was even a relative from Manchester attended!! Well done to year 3 & 4, they did an excellent job, especially when you consider the huge jump for year 3’s going from performing in a school hall to a theatre!! Year 5 & 6 also did an amazing job – I am proud of not only my children but also each and every child whether back stage, in the chorus or acting. Some children strive on the stage others are a little more tentative but every child’s face was beaming, no one more important to the next and each one a part of creating an amazing performance.
Next came the grandparents tea’s, this I did not attend BUT my parents did – they were full of praise for the school and had an awesome time.
I took myself to Tesco to see some of the band members play Christmas carols to shoppers – if you were there but not looking you would never have known that it was a group of year 5 & 6’s – they were superb, this was echoed by listening to members of the public chatting to their fellow shoppers as well as Tesco staff and of course the money that was raised to help fund more instruments to allow even more children to learn to play. One thing I can say with great honesty is that the children behave impeccably when they are out and about representing our school.
I was invited to attend Christmas dinner/jumper day, unlike some I have no terrible (or fond) memories of school dinners for the many moons ago since I had them. It was lovely to see the children, the hall was loud with chatter, Christmas songs and excitement, the dinner was lovely and my hat has to be taken off to Keith and Nikki who did such an amazing job of feeding not only all the children but also teachers and the interloper governors who came!! They worked hard to make it special and it payed off (Nicer than a Christmas meal I had somewhere posh the week before).
The last Christmas event I went to was the lower school carol service at the Methodist Church. By the time I got there (before it started) there was standing room only – another great example of the community spirit that this school breeds! The children did a fab job of their readings and singing their hearts out.
We still have the upper school carol service which sadly I can not attend and I have been invited in to school on Friday morning – they have put me in a great mood for Christmas!!
Be proud of your children, they work so hard all year and this is evident in all these events that the school puts on for not only the children’s benefits but also ours too. I wish each and every member of staff a restful (ish) Christmas and thank them for all the work they have put into a fantastic 2018.
Merry Christmas to all of the families in Consett Junior School.
Alison – Vice Chair of Governors