THE run-up to the festive period has been very busy at Pembroke Dock Community School, with a popular series of family and community engagement sessions.

Several year groups planned a variety of Christmas craft activities for parents and family members to join in with their children. From making Christmas cards, wreaths, Christingles, Santa plates, Christmas chocolates and jewellery, there was something for everyone.

More than 100 different families attended the various events during December and it was fantastic to see so many engaging in the festive fun with their children.

Mrs James, head of Early Years and Reception, said: "We were delighted to see so many families want to engage in the activities we had planned.

“From our point of view, we wanted to plan activities that would encourage as many families to attend as possible and to see so many here throughout December is brilliant. Building up good relationships with parents and families is vital and we hope that events like these help to develop stronger relationships between our school and families.”

There were miracles on the stage at the school as well.

Following on from their success on the stage at the Shakespeare Schools Festival, the Year 5 and 6 pupils performed miracles in creating a full scale production in just under four weeks.

Under the watchful eye of director Mr Phillips and the rest of the Year 5 and 6 staff, the pupils performed 'Primary School Christmas Musical', which saw the pupils become the teachers as they tried to organise a Nativity performance.

There were some real stand out performances that captivated the sold out audience on both nights of the production.

Mr Phillips, director, said: "The children worked incredibly hard to not only put on a first class production, but to do it in such a short space of time.

“The work for the Shakespeare Schools Festival left us with just under four weeks to complete the production and they did an incredible job in order to achieve this. We have an abundance of talent in the school and they truly showcased this talent during the production.”