On the 11 November each year ‘Martinstag’ is celebrated in Germany.
Days before, children in Nurseries and Primary schools make lanterns and practise songs. On the evening of the 11th November, the children and their parents process through the towns and villages with their lanterns singing Martin-songs. This is a very old tradition and even Frau Neubauer did this when she was a child.
The children in Pre-Prep did not want to feel left out.
On the 11th November all parents were invited after school to join the celebration. Some Year 3 pupils performed the story of St. Martin followed by the whole of Pre-Prep singing a lantern song.
Afterwards a yummy goose shaped biscuit was enjoyed by all. Once it was dark, everyone walked around the Paddock holding their self-made lanterns and singing songs.
Everyone had a lot of fun joining in this special German tradition.