Your support of the Friends of Hollygirt this term including donating to and buying from the Second Hand Uniform Shop, the Curry Night raffle and the Christmas hamper raffle at Christmas Fair, provides the committee with the funds to organise an extra programme of activities for pupils at Hollygirt.
Yesterday, pupils in Nursery to Year 2 welcomed magician ‘Peter Presto’ for a Christmas afternoon of tricks.
Pupils in Reception to Year 6 were spreading Christmas joy to shoppers in intu Victoria Centre this morning by singing a selection of our favourite Christmas songs.
We raised a fantastic £124.92 for the Children’s Bereavement Centre in Newark. The Children’s Bereavement Centre helps chidren with the grieving process brought on by the death or terminal illness diagnosis of someone close.
Every year the pupils in Senior School host a Christmas Fair for the pupils in the Junior School, parents and guests. It is always so much fun with a variety of games, stalls, external sellers, the Friends of Hollygirt Christmas hamper raffle and, of course, Santa’s Grotto!
Thank you to everyone who donated goodies for the Friends of Hollygirt Christmas hampers and to those of you who bought raffle tickets! The raffle alone raised £434 for the Friends of Hollygirt’s fund to support extra-curricular areas of the school.
We hope you had chance to visit former pupil, Shanti, in Room 1 who was selling vegan cookies and cupcakes to raise money to sponsor an orphan in India for a year. She raised an impressive £199.45! Well done.
On Friday, we were treated to the Junior School Christmas Productions at St Jude’s church hall.
Pupils in EYFS and KS1 performed ‘Shine Star Shine’. The big star had to show the way to the stable where a special baby had been born – but she just couldn’t shine! In KS2, pupils performed ‘Away in a Spaceship’ where 3 aliens (Zap, Fizz and Bop) set out on mission to find out what Christmas is all about for earthlings.
Pupils in Nursery and Reception went to see Pinocchio at Nottingham Playhouse this afternoon. We were all so pleased that Pinocchio learned to accept himself the way he is rather than going through with his wish to become a ‘real boy’! We were interviewed after the performance to capture what we thought of the show and our favourite parts! Alex gave it a big thumbs up.
We’ve all enjoyed a Christmas lunch this week along with festive music and Christmas crackers! Thank you to Chef Julie and her team. Pupils in Years 1 to 6 are continuing the Christmas festivities this afternoon with a trip to Nottingham Playhouse for the Sleeping Beauty pantomime.
Pupils in Nursery and Reception had a ‘Story Week’ from Monday 25th November to Friday 29th November. Mrs Keyworth (Year 6 Teacher), Mrs Gadhia (Aleesha’s mummy), Mrs Solomon (Ruby’s mummy), Mrs Wright (Head of Juniors), Mr Dean (Deputy Head) and Miss Hutley (Marketing Manager) visited Early Years to read their favourite story. On the Wednesday of Story Week, we had a ‘Bedtime Afternoon’. We wore our pyjamas, cuddled up in blankets, turned the lights off and read stories with torches. Chef Julie even brought us hot chocolate and biscuits!
Chef Julie was really impressed with the entries she received from pupils in Junior School for the ‘Favourite Family Recipe’ competition. We’re looking forward to tasting Keira-Rose’s spaghetti and meatballs followed by Aggy’s pancakes for dessert!