A myriad of excited elves arrived at King’s St Alban’s this morning, creating a kaleidoscope of bright festive colour across the playground. Jolly faces, even some with naturally rosy cheeks, dashed around school with pointy ears and delivered some much-needed Christmas sparkle!
In times of continued uncertainty, schools provide children (and adults!) with a great sense of community spirit. Festive preparations are in full swing, with more decorations and lights appearing throughout the classrooms each day. The excitement of dressing up and the anticipation of Elf related learning is a fantastic way to end an action packed week.
Elf Day is a national fundraising event run by The Alzheimer’s Society to raise money to support people affected by dementia. Raising awareness of dementia has never been more important; the pandemic has resulted in a reduction of much needed social contact and many support services have been reduced. With our donations we hope to support the Coronavirus Recovery Appeal.
Embracing the fundraising fun, most of the staff dressed up; however, the highlight for children across the school had to be the Headmaster, Mr Chapman, delivering his weekly Celebration Assembly in full Elf costume! After which the morning continued with a plethora of elf related learning: English, Maths, Science and French, no subject was left without an elf or two! In addition, the Year 4 ‘elf’ choir will be entertaining the crowds at the Worcester Victorian Christmas Fayre later this afternoon with a host of merry Christmas songs ranging from the traditional to the more modern – one not to be missed.
And in the School Office children have been queuing up to name the elf. Crocheted by our very own School Secretary, Sara, two elves are without names. To raise additional funds the pupils are getting their creative hats on and coming up with some wonderful ideas but what will they be called? Find out at next week’s celebration assembly.