There was a jingling in St. Clement’s School on Monday. The sound drifted up the stairs, swirled about the Christmas tree in the foyer and weaved throughout the halls intermingled with a hint of peppermint and a caress of chocolate.
Those whose senses were captivated by the seasonal stirring soon found themselves in a winter wonderland in the East Gym. Christmas trees, lights, decorations, and music set the tone as students, parents, staff, and other members of the SCS community shopped in the annual Holiday Market. More than twenty-five vendors purveyed wonderful treasures from high fashion to the ultimate in comfy-cozies; jewellery to handicrafts; olive oils to preserves.
Nestled in the corner amid dappled lights was SCS’s very own Penguin’s Nest. With a selection of specially selected seasonal goodies and many of our beloved outpost’s old favourites, the table was a popular hub throughout the afternoon.
At the opposite end sat an equally popular outlet: the School’s legendary Chocolate Bark confectionary. Available in milk, dark, and white chocolate (as well as a do-it-yourself kit!), the table did sweet business with every element of the SCS community.
Come evening, the lights were dimmed and the Holiday Market was joined by a seasonal cocktail party, putting the mingle in the festive jingle. Serenaded by SCS Choristers from above, the community chatted, mingled, shopped, sipped, and nibbled.
Hosted by the Parent’s Association, the Jingle Mingle was the perfect way to spend a wet and windy evening and to celebrate the season with the best of St. Clement’s.