St Bernadette’s pupils spread Christmas cheer

St Bernadette pupils delivering their Reverse Advent Calendar items Picture: Mrs Lavelle-Murphy and

St Bernadette pupils delivering their Reverse Advent Calendar items Picture: Mrs Lavelle-Murphy and Miss Howard - Credit: Archant

The children of St Bernadette School have been spreading Christmas cheer this festive season by taking part in events designed to spread joy and happiness to the wider community and teach the children the values of Christmas.

A student holds a Christmas card that was sent to her in return for the one she posted to her neighb

A student holds a Christmas card that was sent to her in return for the one she posted to her neighbour earlier Picture: Mrs Lavelle-Murphy and Miss Howard - Credit: Archant

Year 3 students began by making and delivering handmade Christmas cards to the school's neighbours. Year 6 students took part in a Reverse Advent Calendar where each class were given a box and filled it with items to donate to the local women's refuge and the Borehamwood and London Colney food bank.

Mrs Lavelle-Murphy, head teacher of St Bernadette's school, said: "As a school, we aim to aim to remind the children of their role in instilling the common good not only for themselves but more importantly for others."

A thank you card from a neighbour who recived one of the Year 3 student's homemade Christmas cards P

A thank you card from a neighbour who recived one of the Year 3 student's homemade Christmas cards Picture: Mrs Lavelle-Murphy and Miss Howard - Credit: Archant

The last event to mark the season was a Nativity play with a real donkey and real babies playing the infant Jesus to the delight of children and parents alike. The donkey, named Declan, came from Ark farm.

Children deliver their handmade Christmas cards to their neighbours undeterred by the rain Picture:

Children deliver their handmade Christmas cards to their neighbours undeterred by the rain Picture: Mrs Lavelle-Murphy and Miss Howard - Credit: Archant

A Reverse Advent Calendar box ready for donation Mrs Lavelle-Murphy and Miss Howard

A Reverse Advent Calendar box ready for donation Mrs Lavelle-Murphy and Miss Howard - Credit: Archant

Reverse Advent Calendar boxes ready for donation Picture: Mrs Lavelle-Murphy and Miss Howard

Reverse Advent Calendar boxes ready for donation Picture: Mrs Lavelle-Murphy and Miss Howard - Credit: Archant

Declan the Donkey from Ark Farm makes his theatrical debut as part of the Nativity play Picture: Lav

Declan the Donkey from Ark Farm makes his theatrical debut as part of the Nativity play Picture: Lavelle-Murphy and Miss Howard - Credit: Archant

Mary and Joseph with a real baby playing the infant Jesus Picture: Mrs Lavelle-Murphy and Miss Howar

Mary and Joseph with a real baby playing the infant Jesus Picture: Mrs Lavelle-Murphy and Miss Howard - Credit: Archant


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