Christmas at St John's

Christmas is a very special and busy time for us here at St John's with Christmas Parties, Special Assemblies, School Christmas Lunch, School Disco, Pantomime and Carol Service. Additionally, children are busy in class making Christmas cards and gifts to take home. 

For many years, our school has taken part in the Operation Christmas Child appeal; this involves parents and staff members filling a shoebox with small gifts. These boxes are then collected and distributed to children in crisis around the world. This year saw the highest number of boxes being donated. Thank you. 


Pendle Productions are a professional theatre company offering Touring Shows, Pantomimes and Educational Workshops across the UK. Each year, their lively cast of performers bring to life the beauty and charm of a magical fairy tale for the children at St John's. Their fun packed performances have the children in fits of laughter and joining in with shouts of 'Oh no he isn't' and 'He's behind you'. They clap and sing along with the cast and thoroughly enjoy themselves. 

Our funders organise our Christmas Disco each year. Children have a fabulous time, creating memories that they will look back on in years to come. 

A big thank you has to go to Vicky and Gaynor, our kitchen staff, who each year cook Christmas Lunch for nearly all the school. Staff join the children in the hall and we all eat together. It is a very special time. 

We hope the weather stays fine on the day of our 'Junior Carol Service' so that we can head down to St John's Church. When we arrive, the church is usually packed to the rafters with parents, grandparents and family members. Children hold their Christingles, previously made by pupils in school, as our Choir leads the way in singing 'Hope of Heaven'.  We also have bible readings and children acting out the Christmas Story. 

The final day, before the children break up for the holidays always begins with the truly amazing Mrs Cordle Christmas Show. Everyone meets in the hall, in their Christmas jumpers, for a fun filled morning, in which children get to sing, play games, tell jokes and have a great time with our Head Teacher.  The laughter, shouts and singing can be heard around the school.  The show finale starts with the children shouting 'teachers' until all staff come into the hall, then gathering on the stage, the staff perform the 12 days of Christmas to the children. The morning concludes with the whole school singing 'We Wish You a Merry Christmas'.    


Open the Book

Christmas Disco

Christmas Lunch 

Mrs Cordle Christmas show

Christmas Carol Service