Christmas spirit in full swing at Northdown Primary School

Christmas fun for Northdown little ones

Christmas is always a big deal at Northdown Primary School, Margate, and this year didn’t disappoint. Starting off with a visiting Cinderella production to introduce the children to the traditional concept of pantomime, the festive fun also involved the children tucking into a Christmas dinner, performing a wriggly version of the Nativity story and enjoying the fun of Dress as an Elf Day.

A packed Christmas fair attracted hundreds of children and their families keen to try their hands at Hook a Bauble, biscuit icing and face painting. Most games at the fair were free as was the all-important visit to Santa’s grotto where every pupil was gifted a chocolate selection box.

Raising money for Save the Children was also a focus with Christmas Jumper Day which coincided with a Christmas dinner feast.

Rounding off the festivities was a visit to Holy Trinity Church for a more traditional Christmas service with hymns and carols in the historic setting. Led by Year 6, the pupils did themselves proud as they retold the story of the birth of Jesus.

Christina Goldsmith, Inclusion Manager, said: “Over the course of the festive season, we aim to give all our pupils a range of experiences, both traditional and more modern.

“It is important they learn about the reason why we celebrate Christmas and the story behind the Nativity but we also incorporate some much newer Christmas ideas that the children recognise from the world around them.”