Pupils bring community in to special service

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Tadcaster Grammar School hosted the annual Christmas Carol Service at St Mary’s Church and brought Christmas to the community through music and drama.

The bells of St Mary’s rang out beforehand to herald the start of the service and those ringing in the bell tower were either students or members of staff. The Chamber Choir and Pop Choir delighted a large congregation with their renditions of A Wreath of Carols, When A Child Is Born, Torches and Tell Out the News, to name but a few.

The pop choir was accompanied by talented Year 10 student Penny Thompson on the piano and Year 11 student Megan Day sang O Holy Night.

Lucy Allis from Year 13 sang the first verse of Once In Royal David’s City and congregational carols were interspersed with readings by several students and

Jeremy Airey, representing the School Governors.

A welcome addition to this year’s Carol Service was a play entitled Shepherds On The Hillside, delivered with confidence and in costume by Year 7 students.

Reverend Canon Sue Sheriff thanked all who had taken part.

“Once again you have reached an incredibly high standard and this year there have been some extra lovely moments with the addition of the Drama Club and their innovative production and the Pop Choir with their sense of fun,” she said.

Rev Sheriff also paid tribute to the bellringers praising their professionalism.

She thanked all those who attended, stating that the School had kindly named St Mary’s Church as this year’s recipient of the collection.

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