Xmas 2018

Christmas at Sackville in full swing

Christmas is always a special time of year at Sackville, and with the holiday starting on a Wednesday, our celebrations began in the last full week of term.

Thursday and Friday saw the school Christmas dinners served in the Rose Restaurant. A record number of meals were ordered this year: our canteen and support staff cooking and serving more than 400 full roast dinners over two days. A very special thanks has to go to Jayne Palmer and her staff for managing this Herculean feat.

Also on Thursday and Friday we had our celebration assemblies for our new year 7s, where many edible prizes were dispensed by Mr Thompson and his team.

Over the last weekend of term, our year 9 German students have been visiting the Christmas markets in Aachen – and have even seen some snow!

Our carol service has become a firm favourite on the school calendar and has become increasingly well known in the town. We were delighted to welcome Mr Brooks, a former Headteacher of Sackville in the 1980s and, of course, Mrs Joslin, widow of his predecessor. The mayor and rotary members joined us as well as you, the parents, who are of course the most important people of all! The students performed superbly throughout and the school governors were kind enough to lay on refreshments at the end. All in all, it was a wonderful community event.

In the midst of all the fun we managed to fit in a celebration photo with all of our year 10 sports leaders, in recognition of the work they have done since half term at lunchtimes with students from Estcots. We also took the opportunity to have a special celebration with our year 7 transition plus students.

Our students have worked very hard over this long term and marking the end of it with festivities is fitting!