As always at GANF December 2018 was jam packed with Christmas Activities for the pupils!
We began the month with the Sandon Choir visiting different Care Homes across Grantham. The pupils sang at Gregory House, Brick Kiln Place and Apple Trees, and loved spending time talking to the residents afterwards, sharing stories and talking about Christmas.
Following this the Sandon Choir also sang for our friends at McDonalds, who are always very supportive with our work place visits. The Choir also sang for the Transport Team who attended an afternoon tea at the school in December too.
In the middle of December classes from both Sandon School and Ambergate were treated to a concert by our favourite singing duo, Tracy and Suzanne from Singing Hands. The Sandon Hall was packed with pupils from both schools who enjoyed an afternoon of Christmas songs, all signed in Makaton.
Friday 14th December 2018 was National Christmas Jumper Day in aid of Save the Children. Staff and pupils came to school in their Christmas jumpers and paid a voluntary donation. GANF raised £147 for the charity!
On 14th & 17th December all the pupils who didn’t go to the Singing Hands concert, went to the Guildhall in Grantham to see this year’s Pantomime, Dick Whittington. The audience were treated to hilarious interaction from Sarah the Cook and Idle Jack. The Panto was as funny as it is every year and enjoyed by all the pupils and the GANF staff too!
Tuesday 18th December was the annual school production at St Anne’s Church, Grantham. Lower School performed in the morning and Upper School in the afternoon. The church was packed with the pupil’s families and friends who came to watch each registration group perform a song or a sketch. Hospitality Class served hot drinks and biscuits to the crowds and Horticulture had made Christmas wreaths to sell.
The newly formed Ambergate Choir spent a whole day touring the Care Homes of Grantham to perform their Christmas songs to them. They visited Newton House, Brick Kiln Place, Avery Lodge and Kings Court Nursing Home. The pupils had a great day out and spent time talking to the residents after the singing.
Karen from Newton House said, “The choir were absolutely amazing. They were so polite and lovely and chatted to the residents. A number of staff commented on their politeness too. What a lovely morning we all had. We would love to have them back whenever they would like to come”.
At the end of term both schools had a Christmas Lunch. The kitchen staff on both sites worked so hard preparing the meal and making the hall look festive! Pupils & staff wore their Christmas jumpers and staff served the meals to the children, and there was lots of Christmas music playing too!