This year it has been a very odd lead up to Christmas. Usually by this point I would be busy rehearsing with the choir and orchestra preparing for the many performances that occur in December. I am saddened that we won’t be able to perform to the residents at two care homes in Whitby, nor in Robin Hoods Bay for the Victorian Weekend. There will be no performance in our fabulous Christmas Fair and sadly no big finale at the Carol Service on the last day of term. This time of year, is usually my favourite and my highlight are always watching the pupils perform at the Carol Service.
Although this sadly cannot go ahead this year, I am pleased with what we have been able to achieve and that we are still able to celebrate Christmas musically. My wonderful Year 7s have been perform Christmas songs on the Boomwhackers, my Year 8s are playing Christmas classics on the keyboards, whilst the Year 9s are rocking into Christmas on our new set of class Ukuleles. I have been pleased with how well the pupils have all adapted to the new way of teaching! My fabulous new Year 10 group are busy preparing their favourite Christmas songs to be filmed in the next week or so and we can’t wait to show you the end result.
Even though it has been a very odd lead up to Christmas and it may not be the same as usual this year, but I am pleased to see that we are still able to get in the festive spirit and enjoy playing music that builds up excitement in the weeks leading up to the end of term.
I hope that all the pupils and members of staff at the school have a well-earned rest over Christmas, as we well and truly deserve it. Fingers crossed 2021 will be filled with fun, music and socialising.
Miss Helena Johnson, Head of Music