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Reverse Advent Calendar

A Message from Mrs C Doust School Parent Governor

This Advent, starting in school from 2nd December, each class will be using a Reverse Advent Calendar in order to create a Christmas Hamper of treats for those in our local community who will struggle this Christmas. As you are aware during Harvest each year, we collect food items for our local church food bank at St Austin's Catholic Church so we wanted to extend this to include a Christmas donation. Each day the Reverse Advent Calendar in class will ask a child to either bring an item to put into the hamper or create a card or decorate the box or say a prayer. So, if your child comes home and says, 'I'd like to bring in a box of mince pies' or ' I need to write a prayer' you will know why! If you are able to give more than one item, we will certainly be happy to make up other hampers but we are aiming for one hamper from each class as a joint offering. Suitable treats include: mince pies, Christmas pudding, tin/carton of custard, Christmas cake, a selection box, biscuits, chocolates, tinned fruit, tinned fish, tinned pies, packet of stuffing, cranberry sauce, crisps, peanuts, popcorn, crackers, pickled onions. Thank you so much for your support with this. Any questions, please ask.