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Spreading Joy and Giving Back: Festive Ideas for Schools

Read how schools are making a positive impact, bringing school communities together and extending a helping hand to those in need.

The holiday season is a time for joy, connection, and giving back, and schools around the world are finding creative ways to embrace the festive spirit. Check out some festive school ideas, each showcasing initiatives that not only celebrate the season, but also contribute to a sense of community and charitable giving.

1. Lady Eleanor Holles School's 12 Days of Christmas Giving

Lady Eleanor Holles School is embracing the spirit of giving with their '12 Days of Christmas Giving'. For the next 12 days, the school is showcasing the generous ways its pupils have given their time and support to help others, communicated through emails sent from their ToucanTech website. Multi-talented teachers are also contributing festive presents, with one chemistry teacher offering one of his best cocktail recipes as a gift and thus encouraging donations to the Bursary Fund.

2. Rugbeian Society Carol Service

The Rugbeian Society Carol Service is an invitation for the Rugbeian community to join in the festive celebration at All Saints Margaret Street Church. This event, facilitated by ToucanTech, emphasizes the power of community and shared traditions. With details seamlessly organised through the platform, 239 people have already signed up to come together to embrace the holiday spirit, enjoying performances by current and former members of the choir. Mulled wine and mince pies will be served, and attendees will have the chance to support the Bradby Club.

3. Hurst Foundation's 2023 Advent Procession

Hurst Foundation's Advent Procession extends a warm invitation to celebrate the start of Advent through a beautiful service at the college chapel. The service includes music sung in the procession by the Chapel Choir along with readings, with attendees having the opportunity to join in and take part in the traditional Advent hymns to create a truly immersive and uplifting experience.

4. Lingfield College's Christmas Concert

Lingfield College adds to the festive cheer with its Annual Christmas Concert, a delightful event scheduled and managed through ToucanTech. Attendees can enjoy a warm welcome with soft drinks, mulled wine and apple juice, and then tune in to the concert, hosted at Lingfield College, which promises to be a magical evening filled with music and holiday spirit.

5. AES' Virtual Concert

AES alumni tuned in to a virtual concert by the High School Strings department hosted by the American Embassy School in New Delhi. Despite distances, the event brought together alumni on a harmonious musical journey, who tuned in from their living rooms, accompanied by a glass of wine to enhance the experience. AES' brilliant idea to host a virtual concert becomes effortlessly achievable with ToucanTech's powerful event and mass email system, and can reinforce the spirit of connection, despite the challenges of distance.

By combining the joy of the season with charitable initiatives, festive activities can make a positive impact, embodying the true spirit of the holidays. We want to congratulate the schools featured above for being inspiring examples of how educational institutions can infuse the festive season with meaning and purpose!

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