Christmas for the children of the Hospital Lenval
Friday 12th December was the day that Christmas commenced for Mougins School but, rather than receiving gifts, this was a time of giving. Students in the Primary School have been bringing in new toys to be taken to the Hospital Lenval for Children in Nice, where they bring joy to those who are less fortunate and will be in hospital during the festive season. Assembled together in order to hand over the gifts to Madame Gentil, the incredible octogenarian with whom the School has collaborated for many years, the students heard Madame Gentil remind them how privileged they are and also thanked them for their generosity. As many of our students live far from their families and often have little contact with their grandparents, this was a particularly precious moment reconciling two generations, particularly when the children spontaneously sang a Christmas song in French and brought tears to Madame Gentil’s eyes. The previous day Mougins School gave a car load of clothes to La Chaine de l’Espoir, an Association which provides clothes for children from Africe who come to France in order to receive vital medical treatment and arrive with little more than the summer clothes they are wearing.
As a final gesture of giving, the Headmaster of the School has taken on the ‘Ice Bucket Challenge’ in order to raise money for the ‘Children’s Cancer Unit’ at the Hospital Archet in Nice.