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Christmas round up 2020

Merry Christmas from everyone at St Helen's!

In spite of all the restrictions, we have made St Helen's-mas just as happy and jolly as ever, with many merry activities and events keeping us smiling in the last two weeks of term.

Christmas cards Advent Calendar

All the Christmas card designs from this year's competition are being shared with our community in an Advent Calendar, so that we can celebrate the beautiful artwork produced by so many students. A choice few are included in the gallery below...

House Christmas tree decorations

Every year we marvel at the ingenuity and innovation of the recycled decorations from our four Houses. This year saw cutlery angels, Christmas crosswords, bottle snowmen, lolly stick snowflakes and much more. And the winner is...

Christmas Tea Concert

In the last Friday evening concert of term, the festive tunes abounded.

Watch the concert video here.

Juniors Christmas Celebration

Always a wonderful occasion, allowing our Year 5 and 6 students to showcase their talents in singing, playing, acting and reading.

Watch the video here.

Strings Concert

Christmas-themed string ensemble and solo pieces from students across the School.

Watch the video here.

Christmas Jumper Day

To raise some final funds for our school charity CLIC Sargent, everyone donned their festive knitwear for a day, and the array was excellent.

Big Band Assembly

Sadly not an occasion where we could all gather in YPH, learn the prize-winning new carol and dance to Big Band, but the performances were nonetheless streamed live from YPH, with all our favourite tunes and a performance by Olivia (11M) of her carol, Look.

Watch the video here.


This lovely service, led by Years 5, 6, 7 and 8, reflected on ther magic of Christmas, with carols, readings and prayers.

Watch the video here.

Christmas Across the World

Upper Sixth and the MFL and Classics Departments put together a wonderful taste of Christmas from many different countries and cultures, not only exploring more familiar European traditions but also those in China, India, the Middle East and Latin America, not forgetting the Roman festival of Saturnalia...

Nine Lessons and Carols

The final event in the St Helen's-mas calendar, enjoy our traditional Service of Nine Lessons and Carols.

Watch the video here.

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