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Claremont Christmas Cracker 2023

Updated: Dec 4, 2023

What is the Claremont Christmas Cracker?


The PTA is creating a package of magical fun for the children this Christmas.


On Friday 1st December, the PTA elves will also be sprinkling festive magic across the school with decorations and Christmas trees in the hall and main reception.


On Friday 1st, 8th & 15th December, the Playground Sales Team are back bringing festivities to the playground.

  • 1st: Before and after school selling Christmas stationary and nearly new toys and Christmas jumpers.

  • 8th: Chocolate brownies and snap bands

  • 15th: Donut sale


We'll be selling Christmas craft and kitchen kits until they run out. Find out full details including how to pre-order for collection at the playground sales, here.

On Monday 4th December, Cinema Club (years 1-6) will be showing Elemental (PG) in the school hall after the school day. Tickets are now sold out.


On Friday 8th December, at the school's Christmas lunch, all children will receive a festive surprise and can wear a Christmas jumper/festive item.


On Tuesday 12th December, we will see the popular Secret Room return which includes:

  • A “Secret Room” experience where each child will have the opportunity to select gifts for 2 of their loved ones to give them at Christmas.

  • Name Claremont's Christmas Polar Bear competition – Each child will have the opportunity to name the soft toy (see picture below!) when they visit the Secret Room. Mrs Roberts will choose one lucky winner, who will be able to take it home.


What is the Secret Room?


The Secret Room is a much-loved magical Christmas event for the children that takes place in school, this year on 12th December. Your child is given the opportunity to choose two Christmas gifts for their loved ones (parents/guardians/grandparents etc), wrap them up in their classrooms and take them home to hide ready for Christmas Day.

The PTA transform the school library into an enchanting festive room of wonders where the children get to choose their gifts.


The children really do love selecting secret gifts for their loved ones and are thrilled to watch you receive a genuine surprise on Christmas Day. If, of course, they can keep it a secret that long!


What can parents/guardians do to help make Secret Room happen?


Donate gifts to fill the Secret Room full of wonderful presents:


We will be accepting donations of (small, low value) gifts (2 per child if you can) on Monday 4th, Tuesday 5th, Wednesday 6th, Thursday 7th & Friday 8th December at drop off. Gifts should be left with the PTA helpers, in the marked boxes by the main school entrance.


What gifts can I donate?


Gifts really do not need to be expensive. We recommend small low value gifts such as socks, chocolates, mugs, womens & mens toiletries, books, photo frames, key rings, festive food products. Ideally gifts should be neutral or 1 appropriate for a male & 1 for a female. We are unable to accept any gifts containing alcohol, nuts or DVDs over rating PG.


Will all children be able to participate?


Yes, if your child is in school on 12th December they can participate. No child will be excluded. It is an inclusive and festive fun event for ALL Claremont School children.


Thank you for your support!







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