Backworth Park performances

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All 19 children plus the Head Carol Crerar and teaching staff Sarah and Carole boarded a coach to take the short ride from Backworth to Seghill on Thursday 24th Nov. We were off to play at the Seghill Christmas Lights switch-on event. We were the stars of the show, if we say so ourselves, playing Carol of the Drum with Gavin conducting and Natalie playing the drum. More photos here.

Members of Backworth Colliery Band joined us to play a few carols including leading the community sing-along of Hark the Herald Angels. Impressively, many of the children knew the words of other carols and sang along to quite a few! We also enjoyed the free roast chestnuts and sweets!

Then on Monday 5th December, another performance this time as part of the School Christmas Concert. Many of the children are in both the choir and band, so there had to be a short gap between the band playing and the choir singing, so that instruments could be put away! Once again, members of Backworth Colliery Band plus tutors Natalie and Nicola played carols including leading the community singing of Jingles Bells and We Wish You a Merry Christmas.

PS Today (15th Dec) we did a final School Assembly performance, to let the children perform Away in a Manger (which wasn’t ready for the previous performances), Carol of the Drum and show the rest of the School what we’ve achieved in such a short time.

More photos and videos to follow.

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