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Season of Goodwill at SES 

The festive spirit has been rife throughout the schools in recent weeks with a host of befitting charitable activities taking place, which finished on a high with last week’s Carol Concerts.

The yearly Carol Concerts took place over the course of three nights commencing from 8th December to packed-out audiences at the Oswald Elliott Hall. Tickets had been in huge demand, with the majority selling out weeks in advance. All charitable donations on the night went to the ‘#TeamGeorge’ foundation set up in support of Stamford School Rugby player George Robinson.

Additionally the annual Evergreen Care Trust tea party took place at SHS on Saturday 5th December. The trust assist older members of the community through offering friendship and practical support in addition to promoting healthy ageing and positive attitudes towards the elderly. Students also visited members of the trust at Evergreen and sang carols over three days.

Some of the Schools’ talented musicians made their way in to town to play festive tunes and spread further the Christmas spirit. Pupils also put together a staggering collection of food for the Stamford Food bank. Furthermore students and staff alike also took part in the Stamford Santa Fun-Run on Sunday 13th December to raise money for charity.  

The Stamford Junior School Nativity play once again proved popular with money being raised for Dosh4Defibs through the tale of the ‘Donkey Seller.’ Collectively the three performances raised a fantastic £508. 

The children from Reception, Year One and Two took to the stage to perform a wonderful production of ‘The Donkey Seller.’ Parents, grandparents, friends and family were treated to songs, poems and dance routines. Telling the story of the Nativity through the eyes of the donkey seller, a man who thinks he'll never sell his donkeys until he is visited by kings, shepherds, angels and a very tired Mary and Joseph all on their special journey to Bethlehem.

SJS teacher, Vic McDermott, said; After the performance a collection was made for Dosh4Defibs and everyone enjoyed delicious mince pies marking the start of the Festive season.”