Llantwit Major School prides itself on being a ‘school for the 21st century at the heart of the community’, and in preparation for the Christmas period has recently organised a number of our key annual community festive events. This year these events have included; a School carol service on Tuesday 8th December , a Senior Citizens hamper gifting Tea Party on Wednesday 9th December and a National Christmas Jumper Day in support of Text Santa which supports Save the Children, Make a Wish UK and MacMillan on Friday 18th December.
The annual Carol Service took place at the historic church of St. Illtyd’s, where a packed congregation heard a variety of traditional and modern items performed by students of all ages from year 7 through to year 13. The service Included some wonderfully performed musical items including Gwyl y Baban perfrormed by the school choir. The evening also saw some final performances from outgoing year 13 students including, Luke James performing ‘bring him home’ from Les Miserables and ‘Shepherds Song’ performed by Seb Lewis, Luke James, Alice Satherley-Thomas, Gemma Satherley-Thomas, Georgia Farman and accompanied by Tom Colgan on guitar.
The following day saw the school invited fifty guests from local Senior Citizen groups to its 8th annual tea party. Throughout the event, pupils and staff from different departments provided entertainment and refreshments for the visitors. The Home Economics department provided bite-sized delicacies, the PE department presented thrilling gymnastic displays, with the Music department performing numerous musical pieces in honour of the guests. Each of the 50 hampers given (one from every form group across the school) had been hand-crafted during the previous four weeks out of cardboard boxes. Designs ranged from snowmen to Christmas trees, and all succeeded in bringing a smile to the faces of the guests. A contribution of 3 hampers was also kindly donated by Bouygues – the building company presently constructing our new school.
Llantwit Major Comprehensive School also participated in the National Christmas Jumper Day in support of Save the Children. Pupils and staff members came into school wearing a Christmas jumper and donated a pound for the privilege. In excess of £800 has been raised for the charity.
Being involved in these events has helped put staff and pupils in a festive mood, raised money for charity and brought smiles to the faces of senior citizens in Llantwit Major. A huge thank you to all staff and pupils who have given both their time and money to help give to others at this festive time.