It is with my absolute pleasure that I am able to write a few words to introduce our Christmas Assemblies. At one point, the possibility of this seemed unimaginable.

This time last year, it would not have even occurred to us that Christmas 2020 would be so disrupted and so unlike any other. And yet our children are a part of history. The year that we were not allowed to sing Christmas Carols. Here’s really hoping that 2020 is unique in that because not having caroling and singing going on all around us has felt beyond strange and so ‘unschool’ like. That said, many of our children have learnt to sign and there is something very beautiful in that itself.

But, as we have done throughout this year, we have adapted. With enormous thanks to Mat and Vicky @synconthegreen for offering to film and produce a Christmas piece to camera for each class. Filming was (mostly!) continuous to make it as near to a ‘live’ performance as we could create. Thanks also to Scott Ferguson for doing what needed to then be done digitally so that you could view your Child’s Class Assembly in a safe and secure way.

So, without further ado, locate your password and enjoy. The children of Epping Upland bring to you a little bit of Christmas to warm your hearts.