Featuring a blend of both modern and traditional carols, readings and a take on the traditional poem ‘The 12 Days of Christmas’ from the point of view of the point of view of the occupant of a second floor flat, the Year 5 & 6 Christmas Carol Concert was another great success. The choirs, readers, actors and musicians were a credit to the school and the amount of practice that they had each put in was clear. The performance took place on Wednesday 12th December, in Broadclyst Parish Church.
Songs and carols included traditional favourites such as ‘In the Bleak Mid-Winter and ‘God rest ye Merry Gentlemen’ – with an acoustic accompaniment by Mr Beevor. The children also sang more modern Christmas songs, such as ‘Christmas Lights’ by Coldplay and ‘Saviour’s Day.’ The performance also featured some excellent readings of the Christmas story and the popular Christmas poem ‘Twas the night before Christmas.’
Throughout the play, a young woman living in a second floor flat (played by Lucy Grabham), received all of the traditional gifts, including birds, milkmaids, and even a pantomime cow! As the leaping lords, pipers and drummers mounted up, the tenant gradually learnt that the true meaning of Christmas was not the presents, but time spent with loved ones.
Congratulations to all of the children involved!