Christmas cheer at Lady Lumley’s School after ban lifted

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A school that threatened to ban Christmas has been persuaded to reinstate it by "thoughtful" pupils.

Lady Lumley's School in Pickering, North Yorkshire, previously told pupils it would ban all festive activities.

RE teacher Chris Paul said "an avalanche of commercialisation" had robbed the season of its meaning.

But after hundreds of emails and letters "making a strong case" for jingling the bells and bringing back the baubles, the school relented.

Mrs Paul had challenged pupils to consider the true meaning of Christmas and come up…

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