On Tuesday 13th December we celebrated a Victorian Christmas as the Junior School put on their own version of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol at St Mark’s Church. The PTA served mulled wine and mince pies before the concert, putting everyone in the mood. The children (and some of the teachers) dressed up in Victorian costumes and each year group made an individual contribution:
- Form 3 shared the history of the Christmas tree whilst themselves forming the shape of a tree, complete with tinsel and lots of singing.
- Form 4 acted out a poem about the nativity which led into the song Away in a Manger.
- Form 5 were carol singers and also made cards to give to the audience. There were some beautiful solos sung.
- Form 6 were narrators, actors and glockenspiel-players and had clearly worked really hard to put together a wonderful performance.
The stunning finale was the whole school singing ‘The Twelve Days of Christmas’ with paintings made by the children of all 78 things mentioned in the song! The result was a beautiful collage and a lot of fun as the children had to remember to hold up their picture at the right time in each verse!
All in all, it was a wonderful end to the term and an unforgettable start to the Christmas season. Photos from the evening can be viewed in the Gallery.