I’ve had a fantastic time enjoying my first Christmas at Churchill, witnessing all the traditions I’ve heard so much about first hand! We’ve got into the Christmas spirit with an array of spectacular festive knitwear on Wednesday and Thursday as lessons continued – it’s quite a sight to see a teacher dressed as an elf explaining the details of an exam mark scheme to a student wearing a fluffy reindeer jumper with a light-up red nose…
We also had a delicious Christmas lunch prepared on Wednesday and Thursday, with the main hall transformed into an elegant family dining room with crackers, streamers and squeaky blowouts!
Today, Friday, saw us celebrate Christmas proper. The day began early with the senior team in from 6:30am to cook and serve breakfast for all the staff of the Academy, to say thank you for all their hard work this year. I managed to grab some leftovers – it was delicious!
The day continued with our carol services at the Methodist and St John the Baptist Churches, alongside our in-school activities for students in the four houses. The Sixth Form did not let us down with their spectacular fancy dress parade around the Academy site at break time! See the website for some more photos of their amazingly creative costumes. They also put on a brilliant Revue performance in which I was honoured to play a small part.
As is traditional , the Sixth Form team had been busy putting on a little entertainment of their own. See if you can spot the teachers taking on Queen in our very own Bohemian Rhapsody:
I was also lucky enough to get a treat in the English Department’s Secret Santa draw which has set me up nicely for 2017…
A merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to you all!