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Cape Cornwall community joins in for school's sing-song

By The Cornishman  |  Posted: December 28, 2013

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CAPE Cornwall School in St Just hosted its first Christmas concert in years last week, followed by a day of delivering hampers to the elderly.

Students sang to a packed audience in the town's Methodist chapel on Tuesday evening, with parents, local councillors and other members of the community all joining in with the festive sing-song.

Pendeen Silver Band were present at yet another Yuletide event, and head teacher Julie Nash said they were "absolutely phenomenal". She added the carol service was a really lovely addition to the end of term celebrations.

"It was our first concert for a very long time," she said. "I was really keen to do something in the community, that's what it was about really.

"Last year I was in the church and saw the trees – it's such a lovely little place and I thought why not?

"I'm feeling in the Christmas spirit now – this week has been a wonderful way to lead into the holidays."

The chapel has been decorated with Christmas trees by various community groups, which provided a warming glow to the students' performance. Mrs Nash said they were really "lucky" to have had the opportunity to sing there and hopes the traditional service is now a yearly feature on the school's calendar.

"We hope to carry this on now – the comments we had were great."

It was led by the Reverend Marion Lumbers and also saw £160 collected for two local organisations, St Just in Bloom and the silver band.

Students were eager to praise for the occasion.

Holly, in Year 10, said she "really enjoyed it" and added: "There was a great mixture of talent – it was just fun!" Lisa and Mary-Lou, also in Year 10, said: "There was a really good turnout and it was loads better than we expected."

Cornwall Council's Sue James also went along to join in the carols.

"It was very good – it brought together the talent of the students, staff and Pendeen Silver Band," she said. "The chapel was magical!"

The following day saw pupils deliver Christmas hampers to those in need. Mrs Nash said the school raised around £1,800 to carry out the project.

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