We enjoyed a lovely Christmas Service at the Senior School this morning, with a jubilant student body singing carols and celebrating the end of a very successful Autumn Term.
Our Head of Key Stage 4, Mr McKenna, began our service by talking about the nativity scene on display at the front of the Main Hall, speaking of its importance and how the traditional nativity has adapted and changed over time.
During the event, which comprised of a selection of readings and performances from our Choirs, pupils and staff also joined together to sing ‘Hark, the Herald Angels Sing’, ‘O Come all Ye Faithful’ and ‘Deck the Halls’.
Our Chaplain, Father Pat, closed the service with a reminder of the true meaning of Christmas, and the importance of sharing and spending time with family and friends as we take time to reflect and look forward to a new year.
At the end of the Service we were treated to a visit from Santa, who adopted a look from ‘down under’ and took part in some trials similar to those seen in a popular television show.
Santa was then able to lead us in our traditional ’12 Days of Christmas’ song, which had the students, staff and parents on their feet and taking part.
It was a wonderful service to end an eventful term at St Edward’s Senior & Sixth Form. It was particularly lovely to welcome so many parents and past students along to share in the celebrations with us.