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It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas at Washington Academy!

Washington Academy, has been getting into the yuletide spirit this month.  


The school hosted a Christmas afternoon tea on the 15th of December, inviting along the grandparents of Year 7 students in recognition of the important role they play in their lives and the fact that sometimes once children move on to secondary school this can be overlooked. 


The season started when the school put up their first ever real Christmas tree, balancing the baubles was a real team effort as staff and students alike delighted in decorating the tree.


All throughout the month Santa himself has been making special appearances around the school, visiting children nominated by teachers for outstanding work or behaviour and providing them with a gift.  Students also took part in Christmas Jumper Day on the 13th of December in exchange for donating an item to the food bank or some money for Mickey’s Place, a community hub and pay as you go cafe.   An after-school Christmas Disco also took place on the 14th.


Lastly, students have enjoyed Christmas celebration assemblies, with carols being sung and a stunning performance at one gathering from Gav and Rob from Hope Family Church in Oxclose. 


Victoria Carter, Headteacher at Washington Academy said:

“It’s been wonderful getting into the Christmas spirit and Washington Academy this December.  I know staff and students have been working so hard this term and it’s great to have some festive fun before the holidays.  I hope all the grandparents enjoyed their afternoon tea and I am delighted that we have been able to support the food bank and Mickey’s Place.”