Students from ELC 1 and 2 and grade 1 are very excited on December 6th. Was that a bell gently ringing in the distance? Is he on his way already? They are practising their song “Lasst uns froh und munter sein” which they had been rehearsing for quite a while. Furthermore, the children had been learning about Nikolaus, a saint and bishop who is known for doing good things and being especially caring towards children. Like St Martin, he did many good things and that’s why we still remember him on December 6th.
The bell … again. But it’s getting closer and therefore louder. What was that? A knock on the door! And here he is – Nikolaus with his red bishop’s hat, with his majestic, embroidered cloak and a golden book. The students are cheering happily. “Oh, Nikolaus!”, says a girl.