Headteacher denies scrapping Christmas

A HEADTEACHER has today hit back at rumours her school had “cancelled Christmas”.

Laurence Cawley

A HEADTEACHER has today hit back at rumours her school had “cancelled Christmas”.

Claims that Hardwick Middle School in Bury St Edmunds had cancelled Christmas are understood to have been made on a Suffolk radio station earlier today.

However the suggestion that the school, which has about 400 pupils, had cancelled Christmas has been vehemently denied by school bosses.

In a statement released via Suffolk County Council, Andrea Smith said: “The rumours that Hardwick Middle School has cancelled Christmas are unfounded. The school is, and always has been, committed to celebrating the Christmas festival.

“Students will take part in a varied menu of activities geared around celebrating Christmas. For example, we will stage our annual Charity Box event next week which involves students actively participating in the Christmas tradition of giving gifts. In conjunction with Rotary International, students will send gifts to youngsters in Eastern European Counties.

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“The school will enjoy its Christmas lunch as usual and stage the Christmas concert over two nights.

“Younger students will decorate the school's Christmas tree and all students will be treated to a performance of the staff pantomime 'The Princess and The Pea'.”

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