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Michaelmas term has concluded with a throng of concerts, plays, Christmas jumpers and hats, festive lunches and charity fundraisers, along with a plea from pupils to enjoy the merriment in a planet-friendly way. Here we bring you some highlights of the week’s events.

Our Pre-Prep children presented a delightful collection of music and dancing in their winter show, ‘The Lost Festival Stars’, exploring different religious and cultural celebrations around the world. The event raised over £500 for their chosen charity of the year, The David Nott Foundation.

Junior School pupils presented a carol concert in St Michael’s Church with an uplifting programme of Brass and Choir performances:

Our Senior School Environment Committee urged us all to remain mindful of our eco-footprint amongst the festive cheer. Some of their planet friendly tips included giving gift experiences, buying from ethical brands or charities and using sustainable materials for cards, wrapping and gift tags. On Christmas Jumper Day, we were all encouraged to reuse or upcycle an old jumper, rather than buying new:

In the Junior School pupils showcased their ‘DIY Christmas Hats’, displaying an extraordinary array of wonderful and wacky designs made from items they already owned.

In the Senior School pupils held a charity breakfast in Central Hall to raise money for our school charities. Coffee, hot chocolate and croissants were available to buy, with entertainment from our pupil musicians: