Christmas will be different in so many ways this year but one South Tyneside School in the Diocese is getting creative as children at Jarrow Cross CofE School have taken their inspiration from Fenwick’s Department store and created a series of brightly decorated windows.

Head Teacher Mrs. Susan McBeth explained: “As we are not able to have parents in school this year we thought we would decorate all of our school windows and invite parents  to walk around  the school grounds with their children, admire the artwork and enjoy a hot chocolate and ginger biscuit.”

And their artwork goes one step further to link in with a Community Project at ttheir local parish of Jarrow and Simonside, where knitted sheep are being placed out and about for children to find.  Revd Lesley Jones said: “We have been knitting sheep, and the children have hidden a sheep in each of their windows for people to spot as they walk around. The idea is that we are reminded of the stable where Jesus was born when we are dashing about getting ready for our Christmas Celebrations.”

The culmination of the walk was a tableaux  of the Nativity scene complete with real donkeys in the school’s outside classroom. 

Article Supplied by Parish of Jarrow

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