Christmas celebrations at North Lakes began with this year’s Penrith Schools’ Music Association Carol Festival at St Andrew’s Church on Monday 5th December.
There were lots of children who wanted to be part of the Year 5&6 choir following the success of our singing with Chant at the Rugby Four Nations. Only 30 children could take part as space was limited and as usual our Christmas Choir gave a ‘Platinum’ performance, having worked so hard through most of their lunchtimes and at home over the past few weeks. This year’s carol ‘Make me a Lantern’ was written for us by Jilly Jarman and accompanied by Choir members on drums, clarinet and body percussion. It also featured harmonies and solo voices.
The Carol Festival is a unique collaborative, non-competitive event which celebrates the musical talents in everyone regardless of ability. Our children were, once again, a credit to the school and great ambassadors for Sing Up. You can listen to their performance on the school website.
‘Even better than usual this year. Singing was wonderful. Congratulations NLS not only on your performance but also on your excellent behaviour and respect for others. A great start to Christmas.’ Mrs Head
‘As always they were brilliant. The best primary performance of the night’. Mrs Turnbull
‘A lovely evening thank you - all the choirs were wonderful but a special shout out to North Lakes of course. Make me a Lantern was great.’ Mrs Askins
North Lakes would like to thank everyone who came along to support the children: parents, governors, and staff; not forgetting everyone who made this event possible including Lakeland Music for selling tickets and St Andrew’s Church for hosting the event.