Paint, glitter, music and hundreds of Christchurch school
children helped add a festive feeling to the terminal in recent
weeks, through our "The Twelve Schools of Christmas" programme.
We invited applications and selected twelve schools from right
across Christchurch to decorate a custom-made Christmas tree which
we supplied, schools decorated, then we displayed in the terminal
from December 1. From that day, the schools came one at a time to
give a short, and very enthusiastic, lunchtime performance in the
terminal, each weekday until December 16.
The schools who brought their Christmas magic to the terminal
are Isleworth Primary School, St Martins School, Mairehau Primary
School, Sockburn School, St Michael's Church School, Sumner School,
Wairakei School, South New Brighton School, Sacred Heart, West
Spreydon School, Te Kura Kaupapa Māori o Te Whānau Tahi and St
The talented school children performed a variety of music,
singing, Kapa Haka, Jump Jam, and Christmas carols, with some of
the performances featuring more than 50 and up to 100 children at a
time. You can see part of each school's performance on our Facebook
First up, and pictured, was Isleworth Primary School, with 80
students performing Kapa Haka, singing modern songs and finishing
with a Christmas carol. A sizeable crowd formed to watch and
listen, including international visitors who photographed and
videoed the performance.
In return, each school has received a Christmas gift from us of