Our Y5&6 Christmas Choir helped to raise the roof of St Andrew’s Church at this year’s Penrith Schools’ Music Association Carol Festival on Monday 5th December. This was an exciting event for the choir members, with over 50 children wanting to take part! With limited space, only 30 children were able to perform in the event, but if we could have taken everyone, we would!
The Christmas Choir gave a moving and inspiring ‘Platinum’ performance, having worked so hard through most of their lunchtimes and at home using our FrogLearn site over the past few weeks. This year, we performed a special carol (and one of our favourite!s!), ‘The Spirit Of Christmas’ by Jilly Jarman. This Carol was written specifically for North Lakes School twenty years ago and was even performed by the school Choir at the Royal Festival Hall in London in 2004 – perhaps you are a parent that remembers this or even performed there! You can listen to our performance on the school website!
The Carol Festival had a two year break due to Covid but was back this year for the 36th year. It is a unique collaborative, non-competitive event which celebrates the musical talents in everyone regardless of ability. Our children were outstanding, a credit to the school and great ambassadors for Sing Up, Charanga and music in Cumbria. Children from North Lakes performed alongside singers and musicians from Culgaith, Hunter Hall, Kirkby Thore, Lowther, Temple Sowerby, QEGS and UCC.
North Lakes would like to thank everyone who came along to support the children at this very special event: parents, governors, and staff; not forgetting everyone who made this event possible including St Andrew’s Church for hosting the event. Special thanks go to Jilly Jarman for composing the carol, accompanying and rehearsing with us.
During the evening there was a Salvation Army Foodbank Collection Point and the retiring collections raised an outstanding £900 which will be split between Cash for Kids and Jigsaw Children’s Hospice!
Thank you everyone who supported this fantastic event!