Christmas Carol Service at St Mary's Church
December is always a creative time of year with the Carols around the Christmas tree, the Christmas art lessons in school and the whole school Christmas service at St Mary’s church. The children sang beautifully and were able to confidently share the story with big, bold voices.
As you may have been aware, back in September 2021 the school took part in a fun run to raise money for a defibrillator for the Wirksworth community, to help save lives. We raised a massive £1132.89, which we were so proud of and we were hoping to have this placed outside of the school for everyone in Wirksworth to use. However, due to planning permission and meeting listed building status, it has become quite difficult to get one fitted on the school site. In the meantime, the Department for Education held their own safety campaign and has donated a free one to school, which has been placed in the school office for the use of the school and the wider community whilst the school is open.
Because the purpose of raising the money was to support the wider Wirksworth community, we made the decision to donate the money to Wirksworth Town Council to fit one in the community which everyone could use, not just during school opening times. The Mayor of Wirksworth, Cllr Sean Barker, attended the service and was presented with a cheque by the children. We will keep you updated on where this will be placed within Wirksworth, in the event you would need to use this in the future. If you are interested to know how a defibrillator works, please follow the link to the St John’s ambulance website for more information. How to use a defibrillator | St John Ambulance (sja.org.uk)