Hanbury Creates a RADNELAC TNEVDA to Help Others!
25th November 2017
Children at Hanbury CE First School are turning the tables this Advent to help children who will be spending Christmas in hospital.
They will be reversing an Advent Calendar by filling it full of gifts - one each day in December - which will then be delivered to the Riverside Children's Ward at Worcester Royal Hospital.
The project follows a day of activities about Advent and a visit from Reverend David Morris, Priest in Charge of Hanbury Church. The children learned about the anticipation leading up to Christmas and how giving gifts can create as much joy and self-worth as receiving.
Activities included building stables for Mary and Joseph, creating Advent windows containing children's favourite parts of the Christmas story, writing Advent prayers and making beautiful paper Advent wreaths.
Pupils have been asked to donate small, wipeable gifts such as; toy cars, small play-people, play 'phones, plastic playing cards or games. They can be bought into school from 1st December, with each class putting one toy in the Advent stocking every day.
"Everyone really enjoyed our visit from Reverend Morris, it certainly made everyone think about how lucky we are." explained Mr Payne, Headteacher at Hanbury CE First School.
"The idea that came from the day is to fill our advent calendar with gifts for others each day, rather than taking something - usually chocolate!"