This week our Chaplains led our Advent service, where we also welcomed Fr Richard to the school to bless our wreaths for the season ahead. We often think of Advent as a fun countdown to Christmas, or even a kind of ‘pre-Christmas’ where we get chocolates or presents all the way through December. However, it is much more than this. During the season of Advent, we remember this long wait for Christmas, sharing that same longing to see the wrong things in the world made right again. We might take time to read and pray and spend time with God. We might take time to pray for the world and for peace and justice. We might take time to prepare their hearts for Christmas. There is something really special about the Advent season. Waiting gives us time to think and reflect. It gives us time to consider the past. It is about remembering that Jesus was born into the world, bringing light and hope.