In the week where the Pfizer vaccine shone a glimmer of light and hope on our pandemic situation, it only seemed fitting that we had our own Christmas Festival of Lights here at Lambrook.

From the very first Christmas, where the star shone over where Jesus was born, to the illuminations of Christmas lights currently adorning the inside and outside of our houses, Christmas is certainly celebrated through the medium of light. Showcasing their work from the last few months, the Festival of Lights Exhibition was truly a feast for the senses and we were all suitably replenished by all that we experienced. There has also been a ‘lighter’ tone to the atmosphere of the school today as the pupils have enjoyed a ‘Christmas around the World’ day, where a wonderful breadth of exciting lessons and activities have really brought this season to life, lightening our darkness in appreciating how others across the world celebrate Christmas.

The children have been continuing to impress me in all that they do, through the talents that they share and their desire to play their part in what makes Lambrook such a special community. I do hope that those of you with children in Years 3 and 4 have enjoyed watching the Advent and Christingle Services which were shared online this week and I know that there are many more exciting performances to come next week, with the Nursery Nativity and Reception Christmas Play and the culmination of the term with the Lambrook Carol Service, which I do hope that you will be able to watch from home next Friday afternoon, at the same time that our children will be watching at school.

With Christmas lunches, ‘visits’ to the Pantomime, plays, swimming competitions, secret Santa, more of our online Advent Calendar and, of course, the arrival of Father Christmas himself, I am very much looking forward to next week and our end of term celebrations: it really will be a week to remember!

I look forward to seeing Middle and Upper School tomorrow, for the final Saturday School of 2020, but in the meantime, I wish you a peaceful weekend.

Jonathan Perry

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