Christmas came early for the students at Patchway Community College (PCC) after they had a huge ovation from the audience at their annual Christmas concert.
The night of entertainment was opened by the Patchway Community College choir, singing the song ‘Christmas Star’ beautifully. As the choir left the stage, the audience were encouraged to get involved and sing a traditional Christmas carol, which was ‘Once in Royal David’s City’. The audience leapt at the chance to be part of the festivities that took place on Wednesday (12th December).
A break from the songs introduced Mr Jenkins, the school’s religious studies teacher, to read a piece entitled ‘A Politically Correct Christmas’. He had the audience captivated with his poem which was all about the modern Christmas festivities. Isabelle Britton was next on stage and she performed ‘Troika’ with her trumpet, accompanied beautifully on the piano by Miss Williams.
After a few more readings, the choir took to the stage again to perform two songs to end the first act of entertainment on a really high note. They performed ‘Silent Night’ and ‘Somewhere in my Memory’ beautifully, with the audience joining in with ‘Silent Night’.
At the start of the second act of entertainment, the choir yet again blew the audience away with their amazing performance of ‘O Come all ye Faithful’. After the carol, Patchway Community College’s very own student-led drama club took to the stage to perform ‘Snow White and the Six Dwarfs’. The performance captivated the audience and everyone was left in hysterics due to the wealth of witty humour.
After the drama performance, Kyle Ashcroft performed the ‘Downton Abbey Theme’ on the piano and the audience and students sang another Christmas carol. The head teacher of Patchway Community College, Mrs Millicent, rounded off the night with her speech entitled ‘A Christmas Lesson’. The choir closed the show singing ‘Rockin’ around the Christmas tree’, which everyone who attended the evening joined in with.
The night, which was organised by Miss Williams, the new music teacher at the college, drew in a huge crowd and was an overall success.
Merry Christmas everyone!
Article by Jack Turner