All 63 pupils of Lower Prep (Years 3-5) performed in their end-of-term Christmas assembly, more than half as soloists.
Many had practised their performance skills in the music recitals held in the Study earlier in the term, so it was with confidence that they stepped on to the stage to deliver their pieces. We were entertained on the drums, violin, cello, cornet, euphonium, clarinet, flute and piano, and by some beautiful singing from our talented vocalists.
In between the soloists, we were entertained by a performance from each of the year groups.
Year 4 gave us an exuberant personalised version of Tâ€™was Two Weeks Before Christmas, Year 3 an alternative version of The Twelve Days of Christmas (who will forget the â€˜five paleontologistsâ€™?) and Year 5 pulled together their termâ€™s discovery topic with a performance of Carol Ann Duffyâ€™s â€˜The Christmas Truce, which was both poignant and heart-warming.
To round off proceedings, the massed rank of the Junior Choir stepped onto the stage and sang several festive numbers with a final rousing performance of â€˜We Wish you a Merry Christmasâ€™.