Across the school, we have made Christingles to celebrate Jesus as the light of the world and symbolising the bringing of hope to people living in darkness. We thought about what the different parts of the Christingle represent and the tradition behind creating them. Each element of a Christingle has a special meaning and helps to tell the Christian story. The Christingle tradition began in the 1700s as people of the Church wanted everyone to remember Jesus as the light of the world. The word Christingle translates as ‘little Christ child’. We had great fun making the Christingles and lit them with a silent prayer thinking about what Christmas means to us all.