As all the teachers and children gathered in the amphitheater, the feeling of excitement began to rise and the young children waited patiently in anticipation of a very special person. Then, as silence fell amongst the group, St. Nikolaus appeared in all his glory with his bollerwagen, accompanied by the song ´Sei gegrüßt lieber Nikolaus´.
Our special visitor took up his position on a cosy chair in front of the fireplace, and then proceeded to take questions from the children in an interesting question and answer session, where he talked about his travels and all his efforts to bring joy to children across the world.
The entertainment continued with the children from year one singing beautifully in French ´Ô Grand Saint-Nicolas´, followed by a poem from children in year two, and then a story about Saint Nikolaus read by children from year 4.
Nikolaus then checked his golden book before distributing his gift baskets to all the teachers who later shared them with the children.
To end the visit and say goodbye to our special guest, everybody sang ´Laßt uns froh und munter sein´ accompanied by the piano and accordion, while Nikolaus listened attentively. As the children returned to their classrooms, Nikolaus made a short visit to the Kindergarten to personally greet our youngest students and distribute more gifts, before returning home for a well-earned rest!
Text: Siobhan Magill, Fotos: Fija Lednicka