Derbyshire schoolchildren get in festive spirit with visit from Santa Claus

Children at a Derbyshire school have been getting into the festive spirit after an early visit from jolly Saint Nick.

Tuesday, 14th December 2021, 4:26 pm
Updated Thursday, 16th December 2021, 2:43 pm
Tibshelf Infant and Nursery School Christmas Market. Pictured are Emily Jones, Tabitha Martin with Santa, helper and Christmas pony.

Tibshelf Nursery and Infant School in Alfreton invited a special guest to visit as it held its Christmas market on Friday, December 10.

Pupils were able to meet the big man himself as he joined them in the playground with his Christmas pony and elves.

Later in the day, the youngsters showed their support for the Save the Children’s Christmas Jumper Day by donning their favourite festive knit.

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Each child gave £1 for the cause, which will go help the charity protect the most vulnerable children in the UK and around the world.

Headteacher Zoe Andrews said: “”What a busy day at Tibshelf Infant & Nursery School on Friday – Christmas Jumper Day and The Friends Christmas Market!

“Lots of fun was had by all – the children loved visiting Santa and his Christmas pony Merrylegs, they were able to buy reindeer food ready for Christmas Eve, and there were lots of stalls selling Christmas gifts.

“Lots of money was raised for Save the Children and the school. Thank you everyone for their support - Rob from Roadchef, Maun Motors, Rob the Balloon Man, and most of to The Friends Group for organising the day.”

It was the tenth annual Christmas Jumper Day this year with 37,746 schools, youth groups, workplaces and homes taking part in the day and over 40 million people around the world pledging to wear their best Christmas jumper.