Over the course of this week, our Junior students have been ‘merry and bright’ as they have excitedly prepared for Christmas at Wakefield Girls’ Junior Section.
Throughout the past week, Junior students have been raising money for Wakefield Hospice, participating in their ‘Reindeer Run’ initiative. Students ran in a four-reindeer relay, of course donning reindeer antlers and big smiles on their faces. Our School Councillors have been working tirelessly to promote their charity event and raise awareness for the brilliant work that Wakefield Hospice provides.
As well as excitement for Christmas, our students have also taken time to reflect upon a change they would like to see in the world. With this as their inspiration, students made beautiful hand-made Christmas decorations featuring their ‘wish for the world’ and hung this onto our giant Christmas tree in the school’s entrance – in pride of place for all visitors, students and staff to admire whilst walking throughout school.
On Wednesday they enjoyed their delicious Christmas dinner whilst wearing their most festive Christmas Jumpers. As is tradition, our Juniors surprised our kitchen staff with a performance of Christmas songs, to thank them for their brilliant work throughout the year, and to wish them a Merry Christmas and a happy New Year. Our caterers had a special surprise of their own for students, having produced lots of the winning entry of our Christmas Cookie competition as part of Christmas lunch. Congratulations to Year 4 student Ruby, who won the Christmas cookie competition with her design of a Rudolph cookie. It was enjoyed by all !
The day was topped off with the arrival of ‘Santa’ who brought a neatly-wrapped gift for every student. Many thanks to our wonderful Junior Section PTA, FOSJH (Friends of St. John’s House) for very generously donating the gifts – we hope all of our students enjoy opening their present on Christmas day!
Mrs V Hutchinson
Junior Section Wellbeing Officer