Wednesday 13 December saw a full house gather for the annual Junior School Carol Concert, which also includes the hotly contested House Carol Competition. Always an eagerly anticipated event by parents, pupils and teachers alike, the concert is the culmination of lots of practice by each of our four Houses.

First to the stage was Derby singing Sleigh Ride. It included fantastic choreography and excellent use of the stage, and the light-up antlers even flashed in time to the music!

Derby were followed by Atkinson performing Atkinson’s Christmas Alphabet. Daniel played the piano whilst the rest of the House sang and spelt out numerous anagrams of the word Christmas.

Blackton used a slideshow of Christmas-themed pictures of each member of the House as a backdrop to their performance of Brenda Lee’s classic Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree, and finally Bemrose brought us right back up to date with a great rendition of Justin Bieber’s Mistletoe.

Whilst the judging panel of Mrs Reynolds, Miss Devine and Ben Mandale, the Music and Drama Prefect, deliberated, the audience was entertained by the Junior Band, Junior Choir and the Guitar Ensemble.

The winner was announced by Mrs Reynolds who said: “we had such a difficult time judging the four entries as they were all so good, so different and each had a certain special ‘something’.

However, there can only be one winner. This House won because it was an original and entertaining take on an old song, and because there was such great engagement from all of the boys. The winner is Atkinson.”

The afternoon finished with the whole Junior School and audience joining together to sing We Wish You A Merry Christmas.