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Save The Children Christmas Jumper Day – Friday 9th December 2022

December 1, 2022

Dear Parent/Carer,

I hope that you are all well.  I can’t believe that we have already reached December!  We are very much looking forward to celebrating the festive period here at the Link School.

Save The Children Christmas Jumper Day – Friday 9th December 2022

We are definitely all “feeling the pinch” this year so we are doing things slightly differently.  Students and staff are invited to wear a Christmas jumper, a Christmas coloured jumper, Christmas socks or Christmas accessories for a small donation to this very important charity.  £1 donations can be made, but this is not compulsory to take part. This is a non-uniform day.  If you have any “preloved” Christmas jumpers, socks, or accessories you would like to donate, we will ensure they go to a good home. 

Springwell Dene Christmas Coffee Morning – Friday 9th December 2022

We would like to invite you to our Christmas Jumper day and Coffee Morning on Friday 9th December 2022, where we will be raising funds to support with our charitable projects.

The coffee morning will take place between 10.30 am and 11.30 am and there will be a selection of hot and cold drinks, tasty cakes and various stalls and raffles.

Learners are also invited to bring in some money to buy cakes (with prices ranging from 20p to £1) and will also be allowed to wear non-uniform or Christmas themed clothing for the day. We would love you, our visitors to also come dressed in your favourite festive jumpers too.

Finally, donations of cakes, biscuits or sweet treats and prizes for the tombola would be gratefully appreciated.

Christmas Dinner

This year, this will take place on Thursday 8th December 2022. Christmas lunch will be provided for all learners at no cost to parents/carers or staff. This is always a really special occasion with Christmas hats, crackers and music.


Whilst I hope that everyone is looking forward to the festivities this year, the festive period can sometimes exacerbate mental health issues and feelings of loneliness and grief.  Please find attached a number of useful resources and contact details I have been asked to share with you.  These will also be shared with our learners too.


End of term

The Link School will close at the usual time on Tuesday 20th December 2022 and will reopen on Wednesday January 4th 2023.

We will be sharing updates and photos of our end of term celebrations on the website and via our social media; please keep checking for updates.

Thank you for your ongoing support and connections with us.

Kind Regards

Donna Walker


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