The students in Kindergarten at Rayong English Programme School (REPS) brought toys both large and small teddy bears, dolls, animals and a variety of gifts to put on the tree at the entrance of their building. Starting with only a few things it grew and grew until over 400 donations of new and gently loved toys were on and around the tree.
Parents loved taking photos with their child by the tree as they happily added another “teddy” and quickly posted the photos to Facebook. All the items have been donated to four different outreach programs and local children’s orphanages so children that might not receive toys for Christmas will get a gift.
With lights on the trees and Santa sitting by the toy tree, excited children lined up to take photos before starting the musical program.
The students continue to learn about the joy of giving. They really enjoy helping others and want many children to have a “Merry Christmas.”
Then to celebrate, REPS Kindergarten students and their parents were invited to a pajama party with Santa, his reindeer and Rudolph and Frosty the Snowman. Getting into the spirit, families came dressed in their favorite sleepy time wear with even some matching PJ’s for both moms and kids.
With lights on the trees and Santa sitting by the toy tree, excited children lined up to take photos before starting the musical program. All the students performed Christmas songs wearing Santa hats and their cozy pajamas. Standing on a stage with a curtain of colored tinsel and twinkling lights, the children sang their favorite renditions of holiday songs. With cameras flashing away, the packed house of parents and grandparents, with standing room overflowing into the hallways, applauded all the groups.
Then, before the students went home to sleep, the evening ended with traditional cookies and milk with Santa.
Starting with only a few things, the toy tree grew until over 400 donations of new and gently loved toys were on and around it.