Knox is fully imbued with the Christmas spirit. Last Friday, approximately 70 of our pupils went to the Lyceum to see “The lion, the witch, and the wardrobe”. By all accounts it was a great success and the pupils were a credit to themselves and the school.
On Tuesday, we had the traditional display of Christmas Boxes that had been put together by our tutor groups. It was a lovely display and Jennifer Macrae and I had a really difficult job judging who would be getting the plaudits. Eventually we decided on the following:
Overall Winner: 4L3, for their beautiful and well-stocked fireplace.
Lammerlaw Winner: 1L1’s penguin house
Traprain Winner: 1T2, with their fireplace, complete with mince pie and sherry for Santa and a carrot for Rudolph
Garleton Winner: 5G1, for their very sparkly Christmas pudding
Judges’ Special Mention went to 5G2, for their enormous Christmas pudding
Highly Commended went to: 3T2, for a beautiful house with fairy lights, 1L2’s Christmas scene, and 4G1’s simple Christmas cracker. Thanks to Jennifer for coming in this week to take assemblies and for helping with the judging.
On Wednesday I was also involved in judging the S1 Nativity Scenes. Congratulations go to the following pupils:
1st prize - Tristan Swann (1T1) for his triple box spectacular
2nd prize - Louise Allan (1T1) and Alanis Cordiner (1T1) for their beautiful nativity stained glass
3rd prize - Emma Wallace (1L1) for the nativity in the round
Wednesday afternoon and evening saw the Christmas Concerts. One of the P7 pupils who came up to the afternoon performance put it very well, “That was awesome!” How right he was. There was music to appeal to most sensibilities done with an attention to detail that would make anyone proud. I did not stop grinning throughout. Thanks go to all the music staff, instructors and pupils for making both concerts so memorable.
Today we have donned the Christmas jumpers (the mild weather notwithstanding), and raised £420 in so doing. The S6 Pantomime has been outstanding with some fabulous singing, dancing, and acting. And, as if that wasn’t enough, pupils have been ceilidh-ing away. We will finish with the Twelve Days of Christmas and hopefully send pupils out in a festive mood.
School resumes for all on the 5th January 2016.
Have a wonderful Christmas and all the very best for 2016.