Teaching Hearts of Christmas

I have been thinking about this all day, as it represents so many aspects of Christmas. Bless you Siobhan, and thank you Steve for sharing it with all of us.

Sun in Gemini

Each year, in the run-up to Christmas, I look for an article or piece of news that touches my heart so that I can share it on the last working day before the festivities. This is my offering for Christmas 2016.
It was written by Siobhan Collingwood, who is the headteacher of Morecambe Bay Community Primary School.
Bernie and I both cried reading it.
Happy Christmas, everyone….
“Although a daily reality of life in our community, Christmas time amplifies the desperate predicaments of many of my pupils,” says one leading headteacher.

“I think we are the luckiest people in the world, working in primary schools on the build up to Christmas.

Yes, I know that sentiment would make many teachers feel slightly nauseous and some downright furious; but I love the fact that Christmas in schools amplifies the peaks and troughs of the roller coaster ride that is teaching in…

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I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and have a terrible sweet tooth. Best friends are Hubby, our dog Maggie, Bro in NZ, MSM and MOH (and his dog). I am also a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! Due to a nightmare of a house sale in 2014, 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat until April 2017. We made strong friendships both on and off the water, and enjoyed swan and duck families for neighbours. Sadly times change and we were once again house hunting until September. We now reside in a small bungalow a short distance from the beach on the Lincolnshire coast.
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5 Responses to Teaching Hearts of Christmas

  1. Waiting for sunset on Christmas Eve is like standing toes-over-the-edge on a high diving board.
    Every year we’d cruise casually by the window to keep an eye on the sun’s progress until it was officially evening.
    Then the shout “Christmas Eve Gift!” would ring out.
    You see, the traditions says that the first person to voice that phrase on Christmas Eve to another would be graced with good fortune and joy all the next year.
    (And of course, whomever was first won. Everything was a contest…)
    It’s more difficult to be first now with caller ID.
    As all those who have become my friends in blogland are spread widely across time zones, I’d like to wish you all “Christmas Eve Gift” now.
    And as I already feel so fortunate to have such wonderful readers and writers in this neighborhood, I wish to share any phrase acquired good fortune and joy with you in thanks.
    No matter where you are or what you are guided by, hope you have a very merry Christmas and a new year full of adventure and joy.
    Peace on earth and goodwill towards all creatures great and small.

  2. This is just heartbreaking, and yet I am so glad that these kids at least have the refuge of school for a few hours a day.

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