A message from the school about a fantastic advent trail idea for Alpington and Yelverton:

As a joint project between the school and St Mary’s Church, we would like to create an advent trail around the village.

We are asking school and parish families to create an advent window or garden display that can be seen from the road. These will then be revealed, one each day, throughout advent, culminating in a display in the church on Christmas Eve – a bit like a giant village advent calendar!

We will then create a map of the village showing where each window can be found so that the advent trail can be followed throughout December.

Your name and address would not be made public, the map would just show the street or area where the window could be seen.

This has been done in many other villages and towns across the country. If you search for images of “Advent Windows” you will find loads of ideas and inspiration.

If you would like to take part, please complete the form below by Friday 19th November.

click here for the form

We will then be in touch to let you know which day you need to reveal your lovely display! We would suggest that windows or displays are lit between 4 and 6pm. This allows them to be discovered and admired without having too much impact on CO2 emissions or your electricity bills!

Thank you so much for taking part.

Rosie Welch (headteacher), Ceri Browes (Alpington Friends) Rev Cate Turner