Primary school children across the borough have helped to spread Christmas cheer as they performed before a packed-out Parish Church over two nights at the annual Christmas carol concerts.
The service – part of St Helens Council’s Christmas events programme – was held earlier this week and involved nearly 500 children, parents and teachers from schools across the borough, including 38 young people from the council Music Service’s Youth Orchestra. A variety of traditional carols and orchestral pieces were performed in front of family and friends, and special guests Councillor Joe Pearson and wife Sylvia, the Mayor and Mayoress of St Helens.
18 local primary schools took part this year, including Thatto Heath, Sutton Oak, Sutton Manor, Broad Oak, St Mary’s Blackbrook, Queen’s Park, Garswood, Rivington, Lansbury Bridge, Wargrave, Grange Valley, St Bartholomew’s, St Mary’s Birchley, Sherdley, St Peter and St Paul’s, St Julie’s, Bleak Hill, and Lyme.
Main photo – St Helens Council’s Head of Music Service Jeremy Sleith (left), with Mayor and Mayoress, young choir singers and Youth Orchestra members, and Josephine Wilcock, Assistant Head of Music Service.