Christmas inflatables bring festive cheer to school

Christmas cheer has arrived at a school near Wolverhampton to bring a little extra sparkle to pupils during the coronavirus pandemic.

L-R: Harley Smith 9, Maxwell Brown 6, Elsie-Beau Rushton 8, Cerys Gibby 6 and Joey Green 6 at Nicholas CE First School
L-R: Harley Smith 9, Maxwell Brown 6, Elsie-Beau Rushton 8, Cerys Gibby 6 and Joey Green 6 at Nicholas CE First School

The children of St Nicholas CE First School in Codsall were treated to a surprise this month to kick start the countdown to Christmas.

As well as classroom decorations and a big overhead display in the school hall, the children were met by some inflatable friends in their school playground.

This was a new idea brought about as headteacher Jodie Parker and staff felt that it was important that children received a bit of extra cheer and excitement with the current Covid-19 restrictions.

Harley Smith 9, Elsie-Beau Rushton 8, Cerys Gibby 6 and Joey Green 6., Maxwell Brown 6 at Nicholas CE First School

With parents not able to come in to the school as they would do in normal times, the school wanted to bring Christmas out to them on the playground.

Site staff have worked hard to get the display ready, complete with outdoor festive lights to surprise the children and Miss Parker said it had been a huge hit.

She said: "It was important for us to think differently this year about the way we show our children and the community that we care.

"It has been lovely to hear how the children were thrilled by such a simple gesture. The staff at St Nics are a real team and I think it is important that we recognise the work of some of the unsung heroes such as office and site staff during the pandemic as well as of course the teaching team."

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