Last week, students in EP, Grade 1 and Grade 2 were busy making their Nikolaus boots.
Each December 6, children in Germany celebrate ‘St. Nikolaus Day’. Children traditionally clean their boots the night before the 6 of December and put it outside their door. Sankt Nikolaus then fills the cleaned boots with sweets, fruits or small gifts.
The custom originates from the historical Sankt Nikolaus who had a reputation for leaving secret gifts, such as coins, in people’s shoes overnight.
When the students on the ground floor came to school in the morning, they found a sweet little surprise in their boot.