Wantage CE Primary School’s Christingle service held yesterday raised £190.58 for The Children’s Society.
The annual event held at Wantage Parish Church was attended by KS2 pupils, their families and staff. The service was conducted by vicar Fr. Orazio.
The children made the Christingles themselves in school – everyone brought in an orange from home.
Over previous weeks, the children collected loose change in candle ‘money boxes’ which they brought to the church as a Christmas Offering to donate to The Children’s Society, giving other children a better Christmas through their generosity.
Headteacher Andrew Browne commented: “This was my first Wantage CE Primary School Christingle service since becoming headteacher this September. It was a magical service with beautiful singing from the children and an excellent Bible story acted by the ‘Open the Book’ team (with enthusiastic performances from Year 3 ‘sheep’). I was touched by the generosity of the children and their families who have spent the weeks leading up to the service collecting their loose change and spare pocket money to support children around the UK this Christmas through the work of the Children’s Society.”