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Christingle (December 2013)

Children at North Lakes School had plenty of ‘Sparkle and Shine’ as they celebrated a  Christingle service on Monday 16th December, at St. Andrew’s Church.

The whole school sang new songs and traditional carols in celebration of Christmas.

The children narrated and acted the story of the first Christmas and related the meaning behind the symbols of the Christingle.

The Christingle is an ancient tradition but was only introduced into this country in the late 60’s by The Children’s Society.

Our children and families have been collecting ‘pennies’ inside plastic candles, and all the monies collected will be donated to The Children’s Society.

In preparation for the celebration every child made a Christingle and at the end of the service each was held carefully by a child and lit.   As the lights of the church were dimmed, a wonderful hush descended as each child’s face was illuminated in a gentle glow!

Congratulations to the children who sang so wonderfully and all the staff who worked so hard to make this a very special occasion for all who attended. 

Many thanks, too, for all the donations to our collection for The Children’s Society. This was a great way for the children to begin a ‘tingling’ Christmas!