Christmas Magic at Treloar’s
December 16, 2021 / 1:45 pm
It’s been another turbulent year and we’re in awe of how our students have adapted to each challenge put in their way. From lockdowns, to vaccinations, to virtual learning, they’ve embraced each stage and kept us smiling throughout. But Treloar’s in December is always magical and nothing’s going to stop our amazing team at Christmas.
Primary School Nativity
Against the odds, the Primary department pulled out all the stops to produce the traditional nativity play this week. We had hoped to invite parents, but with COVID rates rising, plan B was to make a film instead. The children rose to the occasion and were amazing. Aurelia, one of our youngest nursery recruits made a guest appearance as the angel. Asher is pictured here playing one of the shepherds and Christian is one of the three Kings.
A Christmas Carol
Morag’s Secondary class performed their production of A Christmas Carol in the Outdoor Learning Centre. Elodie played the lead role of Ebenezer Scrooge, alongside class mates Jamie as Bob Cratchit and Head Girl Alex who played the Ghost of Christmas past and a young boy. The students enjoyed dressing up in costumes and using the different outdoor spaces for each scene from the story, adding real ambience to the performance.
Santa arrived early with 100 reindeers
We were delighted to receive a gift of 100 lovely reindeer toys for our students from Forest Lodge Garden Centre in Farnham. Santa made a special early delivery to the Primary School playground to handout the toys to our children, during their Christmas party this week.
Simon Hughes, General Manager of Forest Lodge, said: “We are absolutely thrilled that we have been able to continue with our Haskins’ Christmas toy donation this year, with many charities needing a little extra support than usual after the past two difficult years. We hope the cuddly reindeer toys bring some festive magic to the pupils of Treloar’s and some much-needed festive goodwill.”
Amy Bennett, Events and Community Fundraiser for Treloar’s, said: “We are absolutely delighted that Haskins has donated these lovely reindeer toys for our students. After what has been another challenging year for many charities, we are so grateful for their support.”
Key stage four Secondary classes were out Carol singing around the campus this week. For their music curriculum, part of their music assessment includes a performance element.
Performance is a huge part of life at Treloar’s as our Director of Music; Jocelyn Watkins explains; “being able to perform and take part in music is vital for all children and young people. It is a great tool for self-expression, for communication, for building confidence and self-esteem and it is a universal language that everyone can enjoy.”
It was also a treat for the office staff to step away from their desks and join in with the carols together. Perhaps even the best bit of our jobs at Treloar’s, is watching our students achieve and thrive everyday. If you’d like to get involved with the magic of Treloar’s we are hiring now – take a look at our vacancies today.