Christmas in Junior House

In the last House Blog, I wrote about ‘firsts’, and we can touch on this theme again because for Junior House the last two weeks have marked the end of their first Term in Junior House and at Wycombe Abbey.

Throughout the last few months, I have greatly enjoyed getting to know this energetic, fun, and inquisitive group of girls. Settling into a senior School, and for most girls experiencing boarding for the first time, has naturally made this a term in which there has been much to learn. The girls, however, have risen to the occasion superbly. They have overcome any challenges they have faced with great spirit and a real sense of fun; I am so proud of everything they have achieved.

The end of the Autumn Term is always special. The festivities always start with a collection of items for the One Can Trust. This year Junior House was asked to donate toothbrushes and toothpaste, it was fantastic to fill three big boxes and give back to our local community. This is followed by the arrival of our House Christmas tree and the first weekend in December was the ideal opportunity to decorate! This year the ‘look’ in Junior House, according to the girls, is ‘Classic Christmas’ so we have embraced tinsel, baubles and everything that shines!

This was followed by an outing to watch a Christmas pantomime. A fantastic cast, lots of laughter and even at ice lolly at the interval …

Our countdown to Christmas continued as ‘Elf on the shelf’, Dobby made an appearance. After a couple of years unable to leave the House due to Covid regulations he has been busy exploring the School. Fortunately, Miss Tay has been able to keep up with him and has been posting daily pictures of his adventures.

Our project for the term has been the creation of Christmas decorations for the Christmas Tree Festival at All Saints in High Wycombe. Our chosen theme was Candy Canes and we have very much enjoyed making them, creating our design and adding the glittery ribbon. They were also displayed during our Carol Service on the final Saturday of term. The Carol Service itself was a wonderful opportunity for parents to visit the School and enjoy some fabulous singing and some beautifully read poems and verses, all of which was followed by mulled wine and delicious mince pies!

Next in the Christmas Calendar was our Christmas Lunch and Party, both of which took place on Sunday.

Christmas lunch was a chance to relax, enjoy time with friends and eat a fabulous spread, pull some crackers and put on our paper hats!

Our Closed weekend ended with a fantastic Christmas party, we all had a great time enjoying the disco, the bouncy castle and the treats on offer. It was the perfect way to end such a fun filled weekend!