Arrangements for Christmas Nativity

I’m sure that you are all aware that preparations for the Christmas Nativity are now in full swing.  The dress rehearsal takes place on Monday, 9th December when Crayke Playgroup will be coming to join us together with the whole school.  The afternoon performance, to which everyone is welcome, is on Tuesday, 10th December and begins at 2.30 p.m.  Parents/carers are welcome to take their children home after the performance, together with siblings.  We will change pupils back into their school uniforms at the end of the performance and they will take their costume home with them.

The evening performance takes place on Wednesday, 11th December, beginning at 6.00 p.m.  Please can children come to school IN THEIR COSTUMES no earlier than 5.45 p.m.  They will need a bag of clothes to change into after the Nativity so they can leave their costume at school.

Please remember to park in Crayke Sports Hall on both occasions to ease the traffic congestion and enter the school via the hall doors, not the front entrance.

Fire Safety Procedures During School Events

Although fires are thankfully a very rare occurrence in schools, everyone needs to be aware of what to do in an emergency situation.  This section is to inform you of what to do in the event of a fire or power cut during a school event such as the Christmas performance or a parents’ evening.

If everyone is in the school hall for an event and there is an emergency, then the two hall doors that lead on to the playground are for parents to use to exit the building.  If you are in a classroom, then please exit by the nearest exit point, which will be one of the following:

            Main entrance

            Hall doors

            Class 1’s cloakroom exit (Miss Wagstaff’s)

            Junior cloakroom exit

The assembly point for everyone is the school playground.  The pupils will leave via the front entrance, Class 1 and the junior cloakroom doors.  Children will be evacuated from the school by the school staff.  The children must assemble outside in their class lines, so that they can all be accounted for.  Parents should go and stand with their children.  I must stress the importance of keeping children in their class lines, so that staff can do a head count.

There will be torches sited at various points in the hall for staff and Fire Stewards to use in the event of a power cut.  These will be used to guide people to the exits and to the assembly point.  Torches will be sited on the windowsills by each of the hall doors that lead onto the playground so that they are easily available.

Various parents kindly volunteer to be Stewards at evening events and position themselves by one of the exit doors.  Whenever you do come into school, please will you make a point of noting where the fire exits are and point these out to any relatives or friends who may be with you.