Choir Visits Butterfield

Choir Visit Butterfield Centre

For two weeks in December, students from Bourne Academy were busy taking part in the Christ-mas hamper challenge, designing Christmas themed hampers containing wonderful Christmas gifts for the Butterfield Day Care Centre. All tutor groups were provided with a standard size cardboard box kindly donated by Warners, Bourne. Over the past years Bourne Academy students have used this challenge to create imaginative designs ranging from advent calendars, snow globes, and nos-talgic scenes to ‘The Grinch’ and pigs in blankets. 

The hampers were packed full of Christmas gifts and foods and were presented to members of the day care centre. As well as being a competitive event, the project enabled Bourne Academy students to work collaboratively and to fully under-stand the importance of supporting this local community project. The judging took place on Wednesday 18th December and the winner was a wonderful car bringing home a Christmas tree on its roof. This year the hampers were once more delivered by the Christmas school choir who sang a range of beautiful carols to the members. 

At the Butterfield Centre, the recipients were very touched by the donations and thoroughly enjoyed joining in singing with the choir. It was a very jolly, rewarding afternoon and the students enjoyed spending time chatting to the members and listening to their stories.

On behalf of Bourne Academy, we would like to thank Warners for the donations of the boxes, the parents and guardians of students at Bourne Academy for their generosity with gifts and all the members and carers of the Butterfield Centre for enabling us to take part in this project every year. We also hope they all have a wonderful Christmas and would like to wish them a happy and healthy new year.

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