Celebrations 

 At our school we are really lucky because our children, staff and our local community come from a range of backgrounds, races and religions. This means we always try to celebrate as many religious (and non-religious) festivals as we can.

We feel it is really important that children are able to share how they are celebrating at home and it means our children get the opportunity to learn about religious and non-religious celebrations from one another. 

Harvest festival 

 This year we chose to ask for donations for the Black Country Foodbank as we felt a huge number of people in our community had been impacted by the pandemic. We were overwhelmed with donations and thanks to our children, parents and staff we were thrilled to announce we collected a massive 398kg of food! This was enough for 800 food parcels and 35kg of toiletries which is enough for 20 toiletry parcels. An incredible amount to help our local community.

We also learnt about the importance of foodbanks and why some people need to use them, some of us learnt about the impact Marcus Rashford has had for this cause too. 

Diwali  

Pupils at New Invention Junior School enjoy celebrating the festival of Diwali. Diwali is the Hindu 'Festival of Lights' and is celebrated by Hindus and Sikhs in Britain and all over the world. This festival falls on different days each year, usually celebrated in the  month of October or November. Here is the work we completed this year across the school. You can see some pictures sent in from our children to share how they had celebrated.  

 Christmas 

We celebrate Christmas in school in lots of different ways. Usually, we go to our local church but the last few years we have had to do things a little differently. Last year we learnt about the Christmas Story and how Christmas is celebrated around the world. you can see some of our fantastic work on the display below. This year each class is learning a song and completing some work on this and how it fits into the Christmas Story. We hope that next year we will be able to perform a carol concert at our local church.