18 December, 2020
The school community at Packmoor Ormiston Academy found a safe way to celebrate Christmas this year, with pupils from across the school coming together to create a “Festival of Light”.
Every child in the school made an individual lantern or light, with each class making a larger light feature. The light features ranged from plastic cup chandeliers to paper cone art spirals.
Pupils were filmed performing musical numbers at different stations around the school within their class bubbles. There were also segments from staff with Christmas reflections, as well as Bible readings and a piece from Reverend Janet Arnold, and even a few Christmas jokes.
All of the segments were edited together into a video to create a unique celebration of Christmas, which pupils and their families will be able to look back on in the future.
Principal at Packmoor Ormiston Academy Sharon May said:
“Pupils and staff were determined to find a way to commemorate Christmas at the academy this December, and we’re so pleased to have managed to find a really special way to do it. We have all had to overcome a lot of challenges this year and find new ways of doing things, and our Festival of Light has served as a beautiful testament to our strong school community this term.”