Chippenham pupils Christmas wishlists inspire

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Abbi: Good Christmas dinner Abbi: Good Christmas dinner

Excited children at Kings Lodge Primary School in Chippenham have spent the run-up to Christmas thinking about the presents they would like to unwrap on December 25.

The children, who took part in the school’s nativity play, have written letters in class listing their wishes and the hopes of others in the world for the festive season.

As today’s youngsters are part of a tech-savvy generation, technological devices feature highly in the letters and Year 6 pupil Tasmin is hoping for her first mobile phone.

Tasmin, 10, said: “On the top of my Christmas list this year is a phone and I am happy for my dad to decide what I get provided it’s a sensible choice. My older sister has a phone and I like the look of hers.”

Eleven-year-old gadget fan Lizzie said: “For Christmas I would like to have another remote control car, even though I have two Minis already, and a helicopter.

“My sister has an iPad so I would like one, although they cost a lot of money.”

Teachers at Kings Lodge have also spent time helping pupils to reflect on global situations in the world at a time when many countries are facing war and uncertainty.

Deputy headteacher Peter Shewring said many of the children’s letters showed that they were simply looking forward to family time and enjoying the day itself.

Abbi, 10, is hoping for a remote control helicopter and a camera, but she would also like a good Christmas dinner, a particular highlight in the day for many households.

She said: “I want the Christmas dinner to go right and the roast potatoes to go well – my mum can never get them crispy – and also for the cake to be very nice.”

Leighton, 11, will celebrate Christmas with his younger sister Gabrielle and although he is hoping for some Lego under the tree, he also wants a globe to learn about the world he lives in.

He said: “Some things can be made possible and some of them I have to hope for. I would like world peace even though there have been fights lately. Different things keep me busy in different ways, but those things that are global can make people smile and live better.”

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3:40pm Thu 12 Dec 13

Paul Tucker says...

First we get a story criticising a vicar for telling schoolchildren a legend about St Nicholas. Now we get a non-critical piece with a bizarre headline (inspire?) reporting that parents are raising a generation of acquisitive, spoilt, selfish monsters with inflated senses of entitlement.
First we get a story criticising a vicar for telling schoolchildren a legend about St Nicholas. Now we get a non-critical piece with a bizarre headline (inspire?) reporting that parents are raising a generation of acquisitive, spoilt, selfish monsters with inflated senses of entitlement. Paul Tucker

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