There is no doubt, teachers around the globe will be looking forward more than ever before, to hanging up their white board pens and putting their marking to one side as they embark on a well-deserved holiday this Christmas. However, as our Headmaster, Mr Williams so poignantly highlighted during his final assembly of the term, one of the very many lessons that 2020 has taught us is,

“That schools only come alive when pupils are here,

And in that sense, it’s been a very strange year.”

Indeed, as Christmas approaches, we celebrate our community and the truly special way we were united once again this term whilst adapting to the global challenges we all face. This may have been a term of one-way systems, face masks and ‘bubbles’, but under the circumstances, we would not have had it any other way.   The sheer joy to be had of seeing pupils and staff moving around our campus after months of virtual learning, has made this term a uniquely special one in our history. 

As tough as this year has been, we are all deserving of some festive cheer and we hope, wherever you are around the world, that you and your family will take a moment to watch our much loved and anticipated celebration of Christmas at Warminster.  We may not be able to enjoy our special annual event that is a Candlelit Christmas, physically together this year, however, as we have proved time and time again over the past months, the spirit of sharing and participating is not dimmed by restrictions or social distancing.  The essence of Warminster and the power of genuine warmth of our community is ever present in all that we do.

We wish you a peaceful Christmas, a healthy 2021 and most important of all, a safe and speedy return to Warminster in January.

Film link: Christmas at Warminster

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