The spirit of Christ­mas

Rutherglen Reformer - - News - Kenny Smith

Fern­hill School got into the Christ­mas spirit be­fore they started the fes­tive break.

Par­ents and other rel­a­tives were en­ter­tained by the nurs­ery and in­fant classes at Fern­hill when they per­formed their own ver­sion of the Christ­mas na­tiv­ity, Lit­tle An­gel Gets Her Wings.

The pupils took the au­di­ence on a jour­ney from Ruther­glen to Beth­le­hem, helped along by some shep­herds, kings and an­gels. When they fi­nally reached Beth­le­hem to greet the baby Je­sus, the lit­tle an­gel was given the wings she had longed for through­out her jour­ney be­cause she had shown love to sev­eral an­i­mals along the way.

De­pute head teacher Marie O’Neil, re­spon­si­ble for the nurs­ery and pri­mary, said: “The na­tiv­ity play is a reg­u­lar fea­ture in the school’s Christ­mas prepa­ra­tions and it is loved by both pupils and par­ents alike. The chil­dren sang and per­formed beau­ti­fully, mak­ing both their teach­ers and fam­ily mem­bers ex­tremely proud in­deed.”

Other Christ­mas ac­tiv­i­ties that took place over the last week of term.

The in­fant depart­ment at Fern­hill School were de­lighted when Santa paid a visit. On a day that was full of par­ties and other fun ac­tiv­i­ties, Santa’s visit was the ic­ing on the cake.

This year the S5 girls at Fern­hill School ex­celled them­selves when they put on a Christ­mas dance for the up­per school. Com­plete with a glit­ter­ing dance floor and an amaz­ing ar­ray of Christ­mas dec­o­ra­tions, the school hall was trans­formed into a fan­tas­tic dance hall. A great time was had by all.

Pupils also brought Christ­mas gifts to school which they beau­ti­fully wrapped as part of one of their house com­pe­ti­tions be­fore send­ing them off to St Do­minic’s Parish in Craigend where they will be dis­trib­uted to many chil­dren who might oth­er­wise re­ceive very lit­tle on Christ­mas Day.

This tra­di­tion has been run­ning in the school for many years and ev­ery year the do­na­tion of gifts gets bet­ter and bet­ter.

Fi­nally, in ad­di­tion to their in­fant na­tiv­ity, the up­per pri­mary and sec­ondary pupils in­vited friends and fam­ily mem­bers of Fern­hill School to a na­tiv­ity and carol con­cert in St Mark’s Church.

Spe­cial visit Mother­well

Fern­hill School was de­lighted to be vis­ited by Joseph Toal, the Bishop of

The Claus are out visit from Santa Claus

The in­fants at Fern­hill School were de­lighted to re­ceive a

Wrap­ping pa­per Fern­hill School pupils wrapped presents be­fore send­ing them off to St Do­minic’s Parish in Craigend

Fes­tive fun The S5 girls at Fern­hill School put on a Christ­mas dance for the up­per school

Show time The in­fant na­tiv­ity at Fern­hill School was a huge suc­cess

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