The PACE senior team are leading assemblies in Elizabeth College, St Sampson’s High School and Ladies College this week on the theme of Advent. We look at different traditions from around the world. Did you know that in Japan, Christmas remains a novelty, with a few small secular traditions, such as, gift giving and light displays? However, a new, quirky “tradition” has emerged – a Christmas day feast from KFC! We then look at the importance of preparing for Christmas and take some time to reflect on the reason for the season, thinking about the tradition of advent wreaths and what the different candles stand for: Hope, Peace, Joy, Love and Jesus. To finish we play a video of the Nativity story.