Two fantastic events this week have shown again how much students are developing and giving back to their community. On Monday I joined parents at the nursery for our nativity production. The story of “the star that couldn’t shine” involved our nursery children telling the tale of the star that needed encouragement and guidance in order to shine upon the stable in Bethlehem. The singing was a delight and the willingness of the children to speak their lines clearly and in front of a large group of people was a very strong start to the week.
This was followed on Tuesday by our Christmas Concert, an event that involved singers, guitarists, flautists, our orchestra and our full age range in performing a selection of musical items for a very appreciative audience. I was delighted to see not only a large number of parents here, but also current students supporting their friends and ex-students who had come back to say hello and enjoy the positive atmosphere here at Ibstock.
Both of these events show Ibstock at its best and we will continue this over the next week, with our Church service at St Denys church next Monday morning. This week the year seven and eight students have been practising so that we can raise the roof of the church with our singing.
One of Ibstock’s strengths is our commitment to the community and it was a real pleasure to see that commitment repaid through the encouragement given to students by their audience. Thank you to all those who attended. If you missed either performance, please come and see our next one!
Next week will see the end of term arrive. Please remember that the college will finish at 2pm on Friday 19th. Buses will leave the college at that time and we will welcome the students back on Tuesday 6th January.