Christmas In a Day
Thursday 17th December saw Exton & Greetham CE Primary School's traditional 'Christmas in a Day'.
After arriving at school, the children put on their hats and coats and we set off through the village for our Carol Service at Exton Church. The older children took the congregation through the different parts of the story of the Nativity, while reinforcing the true meaning of Christmas. The younger children created a tableau of the Nativity at the front of the church. This was interspersed with a range of Christmas Carols, finishing with a rousing 'Hark the Herald' with added descant! Thank you to Mr Davis for coming to accompany the carols on the organ.
We then walked back to school for a quick playtime and some craft activities, before meeting in the hall for Christmas Dinner, where we were joined by the Nursery. Well done to Lizzie for serving up over 70 Christmas Dinners!
Once we had eaten our fill, we had another quick playtime, before changing into our party clothes and going to the hall for our Christmas party. Thank you Mrs Fowler and Mr Marks for leading the games, including our traditional '6 corners' game, before our special visitor arrived!
Father Christmas bought presents for all of the children, and had to answer lots of questions from the reception children, who were very interested in his reindeer!
It was then time for a quick rest, before Disco Steve began the Christmas Disco! Many thanks to FOEGS for organising this and sorting decorations and refreshments.
Phew! What a busy day.