Pupils as young as four combined to spread Christmas cheer within the Bracknell Forest community last week as LVS Ascot’s Infant & Junior School laid on lunch and a special Nativity performance for some of the area’s elderly. Members of Warfield Church’s Autumn Club, a group for older members of the congregation, were special guests at the school on Tuesday 10 December.
The LVS Ascot Infant & Junior School’s nativity play is one of the highlights of the school’s Christmas celebrations, and Warfield Church’s Autumn Club enjoyed this year’s premiere before proud parents packed into the school the following day to enjoy the show. Over 30 members of the church enjoyed a lunch at LVS Ascot served by the Infant & Junior School’s Year 6 ambassadors and prefect team. The pupils also chatted to their older counterparts and made them feel welcome at a fun social occasion to get them in to the Christmas spirit.
It was then the turn of the infants in Reception class, Year 1 and Year 2 to entertain their visitors with this year’s Nativity play ‘Hey Ewe’, an inclusive event which allowed every pupil in those years to have their moment in the spotlight. All pupils at the school are studying for their Infant & Junior School Diploma, learning about a number of LVS Learning Values and Skills, and clearly demonstrating on this occasion creativity, resilience, collaboration and self-confidence.
Reception class teacher Miranda Hills said: “The Nativity play really embodies everything that LVS Ascot stands for, it is a time for each child to shine by themselves and pull together as part of a team”.
Parent Andy Collins said: “It was outstanding and put the hairs up on the back of my neck. My son Arthur was a sheep and my daughter Ruby a narrator. Their self-confidence was plain to see today. It made me so proud to watch it with my father”.
You can watch and embed a short highlights film from the LVS Ascot Nativity, including parent and teacher reaction, here: bit.ly/Nativity19Highlights
Further LVS Ascot Christmas community celebrations included a church service at Holy Garrison Church in Windsor and carol singing at Savill Garden’s café in Windsor Great Park.