1st February 2018

Year 6 Carol Service

Extraordinary Year 6 Dance Club

Our annual Carol Service, performed by Year 6, took place on Friday 14th December at St. Mary’s Church. Parents were treated to a variety of performances from traditional carols such as ‘First Noel’, ‘Silent Night’, ‘Away in a Manger’ and ‘Come all Ye Faithful’ to a dance medley that included Irish dancing and a demonstration of gymnastic skills.

 

The children’s practise rehearsing for this event paid off – they not only put on a fantastic service but they also made themselves proud with the outcome of their efforts.

 

‘Learning Silent Night was tricky as we had to sing in two different harmonies and you had to make sure you didn’t end up singing someone else’s by accident. I also thought that the people who had speaking parts spoke very clearly and loudly. They sounded really good.’ – Ben Y6

 

‘Everybody tried their best. No one was talking or letting everyone else do all the work – everyone joined in and we sang together. It was beautiful to hear.’ – Max Y6

 

Pupils were chosen from each Year 6 class to speak to the audience about the Christmas story: 6C shared the message that Gabriel gave to Mary; 6W spoke about the challenges that Mary and Joseph faced whilst trying to find somewhere to stay; 6D told the story of Gabriel visiting the shepherds; and 6M spoke about the three wise men following the star of Bethlehem and finding the stable. The Upper School Choir also performed a rendition of ‘A Million Dreams’ from The Greatest Showman to huge applause.

 

To round off the service, Canon Tarrant gave a service about the importance of Jesus to Christians. He gave examples of different influential people such as Ghandi and Bill Gates, who may be seen as very important by some people, and explained that, to Christians, Jesus comes above all of these people, regardless of how important they are seen to be.