The spirit of Christmas and festive fun enjoyed at Ditcham Park School
Pupils, parents and staff enjoyed a seasonal selection of festive activities which began with the Senior Choir, wind band and soloists performing with poise and confidence at the Save the Children Christmas Concert hosted by Churcher’sCollege, raising valuable funds for the charity.
Headmaster, Graham Spawforth, said: “The school has been buzzing with excitement and we’ve had lots of fun! The last few days of term included discos, parties and a traditional Christmas lunch, culminating in the school’s Christmas carolservice at St James’ Church, Emsworth. This was a feast of musical talent enjoyed by parents, teachers, former staff and Governors. Our sincere thanks to Reverend Andrew Sheard for leading our Christmas Service and for welcoming us to St. James'.
“We all remembered those less fortunate; the Friends of Ditcham Park School provided an opportunity for our junior pupils to support the special worldwide Christmas Shoe Box Appeal. Boxes were filled with toiletries, toys and stationery and will be sent to victims of war and famine as part of Operation Christmas Child. Our senior pupils organised a House competition where donated tins of food were displayed to create an alternative Christmas can tree of 275 food items which were then donated to the Petersfield Area Churches Together (PACT) Foodbank.”
Large numbers of pupils and parents attended The Friends of Ditcham Park School Christmas Fayre which was a tremendous success and included a magical Santa’sGrotto, attractive Christmas stalls, delicious homemade cakes and a Christmas snow globe bouncy castle.
The activities continued with Junior carols where parents, family and friends enjoyed the traditional carols and musical performances, accompanied by mulled wine and mince pies. There were stellar performances at the Nativity Play performed by all pupils in our Nursery, Reception, Years 1 and 2.