Christmas cards, choir, nativity and lunch at Chilton Primary

Chilton choir performance

Chilton Primary School children have been delivering Christmas cheer in their community.

Members of the Junior Leadership Team designed and created festive cards which they then posted through letterboxes in Chilton Lane near the school.

Meanwhile young singers from the choir were in fine voice to welcome the festive season at a special event at Ramsgate’s Bellevue Tavern.

They were invited to perform at the family event that aimed to bring the local community together for an afternoon of pre-Christmas songs and carols.

Pupils sang many traditional songs and the programme also featured solo performances. After the event, the young singers were each given a Christmas present and tucked in to a tasty buffet treat provided by pub staff.

The community events were part of an exciting Christmas programme at the school that included sparkling performances by the Reception group who presented a traditional nativity, Year 1 whose show was Shine Star, Shine, and a production called Stick Man from Year 2.

Older children from Years 3, 4, 5 and 6 performed their Christmas shows to parents at St Lawrence Church. This involved festive songs and readings.

Further fun was had at the annual Christmas lunch, class parties, and the festive fair that included raffles and a variety of stalls such as guess the weight of the Christmas cake. The event was followed by a colourful laser show.

Head of School Alex McAuley said: “At Chilton we love to play our part in community events.

“Designing and posting Christmas cards to households near the school is a friendly neighbourhood way to wish our nearby residents all the best for the festive season.

“The choir’s lovely festive get-together was a real treat for our young performers – who were perfect ambassadors for our school – and for all of those who sang along and joined in or simply enjoyed listening.”

Chilton Choir is an after school club with music teacher Graham Redwood. The choristers sing at school events including fayres and assemblies.