Carclaze Share Christmas Spirit

Carclaze and the REAL Project

Mrs Wood has exciting news from Year 4 at Carclaze Primary School.

As part of their REAL project this term, the children in Year 4 have been answering the question “What is the Ultimate gift?”

As you can imagine it was initially focussed on toys and computer games but, through lots of investigations and discussions, the children have thoughtfully reflected on different people’s lives, and questioned if the ultimate gift actually is always a toy.

Through this work they have written their VERY OWN Christmas song called ‘The Ultimate Gift’, which has been professionally recorded and is currently being mass produced; they have an amazing 1000 CDS to sell White River Place, St Austell, between 4th – 8th December.

CDS are £3 each or 2 for £5. Richard Hurst at White River Place has heard the song and joined the children when they were recording. He has since invited the children to perform their song at The Christmas Light Switch on. The children are going to a local nursing home to sing their songs and spread joy at this time of year. The children also created gift lanterns and joined the Torchlight procession at the weekend and came 1st!  The song is awesome so we need it played and shared far and wide.

The children are also collecting for the Cornwall Christmas Box Appeal to help local people in St Austell have a Christmas meal. We are a collection point so are happy to have boxes dropped off to us.

On top of this the children have written to local companies and have a hamper with various items in it. They are asking local people to nominate a family who deserve some special treats. The children will read the letters and emails and pick a deserving local family to have this hamper. The hamper includes a meal for two at Prezzo and a taster for Snap Fitness Gym, one Free PT session and two week free membership plus a drinks bottle, gym towel and lanyard! Plus much more to come.

The children in Year 4 have been working so hard to share true Christmas spirit this year and think about their local community. Please help us by advertising as much as you can, coming in and talking to the children or visiting us in the shop. We are keen to work with you in any way to share what we have been up to!

Jenny Wood (Year 4 teacher at Carclaze Primary School)