It is usually a cause for concern to teachers when their pupils reduce members of the public to tears, but that was far from the case as Key Stage 2 pupils held their annual carol concert recently – and received the ultimate compliment from a member of the audience.
“This year was the first time that we’d held the concert in a church, at St Saviour’s in Sunbury,” said teacher Hannah Gregson, who along with the school's RE lead Suzanna Hurrell put on the event, “and it couldn’t have been more of a success – the children sang so beautifully they even made the vicar’s wife cry!”.
A group of 276 children from the school took part, with traditional Christmas readings by children from Years Five and Six, and carols both ancient and modern, including such classics as the solo-sung opening piece Once in Royal David’s City, the Twelve Days of Christmas and the Christmas Calypso.
The success of the performance meant ending the year on a high note for Springfield’s young singers, who have already taken part in performances at the O2 Arena and Royal Albert Hall earlier in the year.
"The carol concert was a magical experience for all involved,” said Ms Gregson. “Singing and music are very important to how we teach here at Springfield, and it’s really rewarding for all of us for the children to have such a public opportunity to show how well they can do it, and how much enjoyment they get from it.”
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