21.12.20 - Festive Cheer at Ockbrook School

Our Christmas celebrations have been rather different this year, but we have made the most of our opportunities to celebrate with a wide range of fun-filled festive activities and events.

The entire school dressed up for Christmas Jumper Day, sporting an extraordinary collection of festive-themed attire. Our sixth formers organised a raffle, including prizes of locally-sourced hampers. As a result, we’re delighted that more than £900 has been raised. All monies will support our chosen charities: Long Eaton and Sawley Foodbank and Alzheimer’s Research UK.

The school music department delivered its first ‘virtual’ concert, beaming festive music for everyone to enjoy played by pupils aged 6-18. While we usually enjoy hosting our traditional Christmas Concert at the Moravian Church, we’re over the moon with how well-received the online concert has been.

This year’s Primary Nativity was filmed at locations all over the school site and the final edit shared with parents. We were overwhelmed with how brilliantly the children responded. 

Our Primary Department also took part in Christingle Day. Sadly, there was no service this year, but the children enjoyed learning about the tradition and making their own Christingle.

Amanda Redgate is our Chair of Governors. She says: “I have been delighted and amazed at the ingenious way that the usual Christmas events have been adapted and their Covid-19 equivalents have gone ahead. 

“After what has been a challenging year for us all, I would like to take this opportunity to wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year, however you are spending it. Stay safe everyone.”

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