Rackenford Primary School gives back to the community this Christmas

It’s not only Santa who will be giving gifts in Rackenford this Christmas! Rackenford Primary School near Tiverton is giving back to the community this festive season. Pupils have been getting creative to make their very own Christmas wreaths and Christingles to be gifted to those who live in the village.

Children in each year group collected various festive items including cinnamon sticks, walnuts, dried fruits and ribbon to create the wreaths, made out of fir boughs, and oranges were brought in from home to construct hand-made Christingles. The children will hand out the creations to the local community, including the elderly.

Sarah Maude, Headteacher at Rackenford Primary School, said: “As a small village school we always look to involve the local community where possible.

“Getting the children to create their own wreaths and Christingles and give them to those in our community is a fantastic way of including those who may otherwise be left out this Christmas.”