Priory Infant School choir performs at Thanet residential homes

Choir singing at Ramsgate Care Centre Photo by James Soules

Priory Infant School’s Christmas choir, made up of Year 1 and Year 2 pupils, parents and governors, has been visiting residential homes to share some festive cheer.

The choir visited Keele House on December 7 and sang a variety of Christmas favourites to the residents, including Rudolph the red nosed reindeer, Frosty the snowman and Away in a Manger.

The staff and residents thoroughly enjoyed the performance, many of whom joined in and sang with gusto!

One resident said: “It was lovely to see the children singing, dressed in their costumes.”

Choir at Keele House Photo by James Soules

Deputy headteacher Mrs Rogers led the choir with Nurture teacher Miss Wackett. They said: “We were made so welcome and the children and staff enjoyed performing for the residents and were treated to drinks and cakes afterwards.”

On December 8, the choir visited Ramsgate Care Centre to perform again. The children sang and enjoyed performing to a packed dining room. Again, the staff and residents had been busy making sweet treats for the choir to share after the show.

Mrs Rogers said: “The children enjoyed performing to the staff and residents and the staff and residents there were so friendly.”

The choir is now looking forward to rehearsing next term and visiting the residential homes at Easter.

Choir setting off for performances Photo by James Soules

The school has also enjoyed Christmas shows. Year 2  performed to a packed hall with their performance of “It’s a baby!” which was enjoyed by parents and grandparents. Lots of the children had individual lines and said them with confidence.

Year 1 performed a beautifully written version of the nativity, which the children used sign language throughout to tell the Christmas story. They also danced and sang Christmas songs.

On Wednesday (December 14) the children wore their Christmas jumpers and enjoyed Christmas dinner, provided by the kitchen staff from Caterlink. The fun then continued into the afternoon with their class parties, where they enjoyed games and food.

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