Shar­ing the spirit of Christ­mas in school

Santa proves the high­light at pupils’ fes­tive day

Harefield Gazette - - NEWS - By Zoe Drewett zoe.drewett@trin­i­tymir­ror.com

CHIL­DREN be­came a part of the na­tiv­ity story at their ac­tiv­ity-filled Christ­mas theme day sup­ported by the com­mu­nity.

Pupils at Grange­wood School, in Fore Street, who have se­vere learn­ing dif­fi­cul­ties and phys­i­cal and com­plex needs, learned about the fes­tive sea­son on a na­ture trail through Ruis­lip Woods, de­signed to bring the na­tiv­ity to life.

With the help of sec­ondary school stu­dents from Hay­don School, in Wilt­shire Lane, Eastcote, some of the Grange­wood pupils dressed up to play the parts of dif­fer­ent char­ac­ters in the story.

A mu­sic group from Hay­don also played songs to wel­come the chil­dren into school.

Ruis­lip Park

Sta­bles, also based in Fore Street, pro­vided a pony for the na­tiv­ity scene and Ap­pre­ci­at­ing An­i­mals, a mo­bile farm in Che­sham, brought sheep to add an air of authenticity to the story.

A Christ­mas theme day would not be com­plete with­out an ap­pear­ance from Fa­ther Christ­mas, who brought his rein­deer along to meet the chil­dren.

Ruis­lip Manor busi­nesses Busby’s and Manor Car­pets gave gen­er­ous do­na­tions to the school to support the Christ­mas day and staff worked ex­tremely hard to cre­ate the in­no­va­tive learn­ing op­por­tu­nity.

See many more pic­tures on­line at www. getwest­lon­don.co.uk.

■ THUMBS UP: Asad Mughal with Fa­ther Christ­mas

Photo by Clive Tagg www.buyapho­totms.co.uk NL201411358

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