Students Support Charities over the Festive Period
Students at the Stamford Endowed Schools ended the autumn term by taking part in festive events, with an important emphasis on giving back to the local community.
The annual SES Carol Services took place from the 9th, and the Oswald Elliot Hall was packed out, tickets having sold out well in advance, donations on the night went to Macmillan Cancer Trust. The First Orchestra and SES Choirs were on hand to accompany the parents, students and local public who came to enjoy a traditional Christmas service.
The schools have had a long-standing relationship with the Evergreen Care Trust, who try and assist the older and more vulnerable members of our community. Stamford High School hosted the annual Evergreen Care Trust Christmas Tea Party and teachers held a Christmas Jumper day to raise money. The Music department visited elderly members of the trust by carolling at their lunch clubs. Some of the school’s musicians also made their way out into the cold to play festive tunes on the High Street in aid of ‘Hearing Dogs’.
Another favourite among parents is the Stamford Junior School Nativity, which, this year, focused on how children from around the world celebrate Christmas in different ways. The Junior School were also asked to appear on Heart FM’s ‘Sleeps ‘til Santa’ jingle, a representative from the station came to record the whole school singing, which will air on the 23rd December at 7:30am.
Boys at Stamford School clubbed together and donated boxes upon boxes of food for the Stamford Food bank, form 7CP raised 130 items alone. Many students, and some staff, including Headmaster Mr Will Phelan, took part in the Santa Fun Run at Burghley on Sunday 14th.
For some clips from the festive season at SES please click here.