Week commencing: 11th December 2017
This week we have had the opportunity to share our Nativity with everyone: Stars End.
Thank you to all who have taken part, provided costumes, donated to the collection and come along and enjoyed the show! The children have excelled themselves and we could not be prouder.
We have continued to collect donations for the food bank in our reverse advent calendar.
Mrs Barrett led worship this week on Human Rights, to mark Human Rights Day. All the teachers took part in a panto style production of Cinderella, to raise awareness of human rights and what this means.
We wish everyone a very Happy Advent!
At Hartlip School we are focussing on the theme of Hospitality as we make our preparations for Christmas. We remember those who are homeless at Christmas and reflect on the travellers Mary and Joseph. They had nowhere to stay. Their baby was born in a stable and placed in the feeding trough to sleep. Cold, smelly, uncomfortable.
To focus our minds on this, we are following the Mexican Tradition of the Posada. Every night Mary and Joseph are received in to the home of one of our children, who welcome them, light the advent candle and record their stay in the travel journey. Journey with us here with our daily updates.
In addition, we have reversed the Advent Calendar tradition at Hartlip School. Instead of TAKING, we are giving and every day, we have added an Advent Box, full of food to help those who are in need this Christmas. Again, follow our Daily Advent Giving here.
Monday 4th December
Mary and Joseph stayed with Naomi and Toni. They made a beautiful entry in to the Travel Journal. Naomi made them a bed for the night and the family lit the candle and prayed together. Mary and Joseph were not allowed to go swimming! A very special start to our Posada Journey.
There are now 4 filled boxes under our Christmas Tree for our Reverse Advent Calendar. Today we prayed that the homeless would be safe this Christmas and not hungry.