Christmas jumper day fun at Skegness school

Pupils at a Skegness school had a break from wearing uniform on Christmas jumper day.
Reception pupils on their first Christmas Jumper Day with teachers Megan Tory and Becky SharpeReception pupils on their first Christmas Jumper Day with teachers Megan Tory and Becky Sharpe
Reception pupils on their first Christmas Jumper Day with teachers Megan Tory and Becky Sharpe

Year groups at the Richmond School were allowed to wear their Christmas jumpers on the national day of fun in aid of Save the Children.

Normally at this time of year there are lots of festive events for the children to enjoy.

However, the sign of the times has brought the necessity for the school to be more imaginative in what can be held.

Year 2 with student Amber Leigh Harrison-May, teaching assistant Samantha Murray and teaching assistant  Avril Stevenson.Year 2 with student Amber Leigh Harrison-May, teaching assistant Samantha Murray and teaching assistant  Avril Stevenson.
Year 2 with student Amber Leigh Harrison-May, teaching assistant Samantha Murray and teaching assistant Avril Stevenson.

Headteacher Mrs Caroline Wellsted and Deputy Headteacher Mr Ricki Danks, are extremely proud of the dedication and commitment shown by pupils and staff to keep the festive spirit alive.

"This has been a wonderful learning experience for us all," said Mrs Wellsted.

"Due to the current pandemic situation, in school we are not permitted to sing.

"As Christmas is here, we normally learn carols and have a whole School Christmas assembly and service, we wanted to try something different,

Year 3 pupils at the Richmond School on Christmas jumper day.Year 3 pupils at the Richmond School on Christmas jumper day.
Year 3 pupils at the Richmond School on Christmas jumper day.

"Music subject leader Mrs Rebecca Sylvester had the idea of using Makaton sign language. We think it has been a huge success and the benefit to our pupils has been outstanding.

"Not only have pupils been learning the Christmas carols, they have learnt how to sign. This in turn has made them more aware of the people around them and how a disability can affect someone.

"We would like to thank all of our staff and pupils for getting involved with this project."