More than 120 Year 5 pupils took to the stage to entertain their grandparents at a community concert in the run up to Christmas. The nine and ten year olds performed to Christmas music from down the ages – from Elizabethan times up to Jessie J. whilst their appreciative audience enjoyed mince pies and coffee with donations going to the Douglas Macmillan Hospice.
Nine-year-old Lewis Podmore, whose class sang Feed the World, said he was so happy to have his nanny Sandra Podmore watching him perform that he couldn’t stop smiling.
Carol Boughan, nan to nine-year-old Morrigan Dodd, said: “We were very impressed as the children have only been at Churnet View since September and realise that the music teacher, Miss Wallett, must have put in a lot of hard work to get them to this standard. They all did so well and I know it must be daunting for children of this age to perform in public.”
For retired teacher Liz Lowe, nanny to nine-year-old Emily Lowe from Rushton, the event proved a trip down memory lane as she taught at Churnet View two decades ago. She said: “It was really lovely to come back into school and enjoy such a happy event with the children. I know what a lot of hard work they have to do in school at such a young age nowadays and I was pleased to see them all looking so happy on stage.”