Family Carols Around the Christmas Tree.
It has been a wonderful season of festive singing, led by the Bodriggy singers, but with every child having the chance to take part in one of our performances.
Beginning with the EYFS Nativity, through the KS1 play, Y3&4 sing-a-long and finishing with Y5&6's VE Day/Christmas celebration event, everyone has worked so hard to make sure each event was a triumph in its own way. I'm sure you enjoyed whichever you were able to see
but in reality, we put on these events for the children, to help them to become part of a team, to become brave enough to take the lead, to share in something special, to see the effect it has on those of us lucky enough to watch, and to leave everyone involved with memories that will last. In addition, all this rehearsal means that our children are so familiar with the songs and carols that they almost become a mobile Christmas jukebox, and in particular, it has been lovely to take the choir to a number of events this year. It began with the Light Parade but they were also invited to sing at St. Julia's Hospice, as well as singing at the Day Centre yesterday. The choir is growing each year, as is the impact they are having across the town. Yesterday, the whole school came together for a chance to sing some of our favourites in a whole school assembly. No rehearsal was needed, and no audience was there: it was simply a chance to sing together for the love of it. Topping it all off was the singing around the Christmas tree that happened at the end of the day today-a lovely event and we are thankful that so many families stayed to join us. Merry Christmas!