Christmas fun for Newington pupils and staff

Newington kitchen staff get into the Christmas spirit

A Santa’s sack full of fun activities was opened and enjoyed by children at Newington Community Primary in Ramsgate.

A range of events, challenges and celebrations were held throughout the school in the run up to the festive break.

Congratulations went to pupil Lilly-May who won the Christmas card competition this year. Her amazing design was made into the official Newington card sent to a wide range of people.

She was presented with a selection of art materials by Head Teacher Hannah Tudor for her excellent work.

Staff have taken it in turns to read chapters from the favourite story How Winston Delivered Christmas, for families and children to enjoy via the school’s social media platforms and its website.

To ensure the youngsters were in fine form the PE team held a number of Active Advent sessions, while a whole-school Secret Santa was welcomed by all age groups.

Also included in the busy programme were a Christmas fayre and raffle, a performance of the panto Cinderella, special festive stage productions, Christmas dinners for all with kitchen staff dressing for the occasion, class parties, Santa’s grotto and the magical Winter Wonderland, a Christmas jumper day with all sorts of festive designs on show.

Christmas carols by candlelight was a special celebration according to Miss Tudor who said: “Community spirit is of the utmost importance to everyone at Newington. Coming together to sing in celebration is something that unites us all and allows us to develop the Team Newington spirit that we all love so much.

“Our festive events have been thoroughly enjoyed by all of our children and families, and our staff has done a wonderful job making this time of year so special.

“The atmosphere around the school has been so positive and happy, and has been a lovely mix of celebrating the true significance of this festival with our own special celebrations. I know this has been a time our girls and boys will always remember throughout their lives.”