There is certainly no school Christmas like a Westholme Christmas – certainly that I have experienced in more than 25 years of teaching! Heart warming Carol Services; wonderful Nativity Plays; festive and through provoking assemblies; hilarious House Plays; Christmas parties with dancing fun and games; staff entertainment; fond farewells; delicious Christmas turkey dinner and all brought to life in our inimitable purple and green, characterised by smiles and laughter. The end of the Autumn Term is a truly magical time at Westholme and sets the scene for children and staff alike to enjoy their holidays with family and friends and have a well deserved break from school.
It has been wonderful to see so many parents, family and friends supporting the plethora of school events over the last month. Even when term has ended, the music played on as last night the Senior Choir had the privilege of supporting Russell Watson in a candlelit concert at Blackburn Cathedral for the Prince’s Trust. What a spectacular evening and our Choir had the honour of opening the concert, as well as chorally supporting the world renowned tenor in his own musical performance. I was immensely proud of everyone on stage – staff and students. Thank you to Mr Millest and congratulations to those involved and I know that it will be a night to remember for all of us.
I hope that you enjoy a restful, peaceful and joyous Christmas with loved ones: all the very best for the New Year and wishing you health and happiness for 2015.
Lynne M Horner
18 December 2014