Warwick primary school pupils enjoy 'Christmas outdoors' session

The session was organised by Rev Diane Thompson and members of All Saints church in Warwick
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Pupils at a primary school in Warwick recently enjoyed a 'Christmas outdoors' session.

Rev Diane Thompson and members of All Saints church in Warwick organised the session, which took place on December 16, for the children at Emscote Infant school.

A spokesperson from Emscote Infant School said: "The children were met outside of school by a 'donkey' who walked with them to Bethlehem.

Pupils at a Emscote Infant School in Warwick recently enjoyed a 'Christmas outdoors' session. Photo suppliedPupils at a Emscote Infant School in Warwick recently enjoyed a 'Christmas outdoors' session. Photo supplied
Pupils at a Emscote Infant School in Warwick recently enjoyed a 'Christmas outdoors' session. Photo supplied

"They then each tied a ribbon around the Christmas tree on which was written something they'd like for Christmas.

"children held the Christingles they had made in school as a large model of the Nativity was rolled out.

"At one point, a local cat joined the wisemen in the middle of the stable. It was such a special, uplifting thing to do."

Rev Diane Thompson added: "What a journey we've been on this year.

The children were met outside of school by a 'donkey' who walked with them to Bethlehem. Photo suppliedThe children were met outside of school by a 'donkey' who walked with them to Bethlehem. Photo supplied
The children were met outside of school by a 'donkey' who walked with them to Bethlehem. Photo supplied

"To end the year by going with the children on a special journey to Bethlehem to find baby Jesus has been such a joy, and especially in the company of Mary and Joseph's carrot-loving donkey.

"We'd never have dreamt up this way of celebrating Christmas in 'normal' times. We're all amazed by it.

"There's still time to join in by adding a ribbon in memory of someone or writing a prayer for the tree. See the windows and the lights too. 'Christmas Outdoors' is open 24/7."

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