The Nursery gets ready for Christmas
Father Christmas arrives!
SENIOR SCHOOL & SIXTH FORM
Festive Music at the Cathedral
A NURSERY NATIVITY
There was everything you would expect from a nativity play when the Nursery children took to the stage of the DRT. Kings, shepherds, angels, animals and family were all represented and the children created a beautifully festive atmosphere in the theatre.
And then the animals became real...
The nativity came to life the following week when all the stable animals, and a few more besides, visited the nursery. The cockerel could be heard crowing throughout the school!
FATHER CHRISTMAS ARRIVES
There is nothing more festive or exciting than the arrival of Father Christmas in the Junior School Quad. After heartily sung carols and as the lights in the tree sparkled, Father Christmas was greeted by cries of joy from the younger children in the Junior School.
It was then in to the David Bawtree Building to enjoy the wonderful Christmas Fair once more superbly organised by the Junior School Association. Christmas had truly arrived at PGS.
THE CHRISTMAS CONCERT
We were delighted to welcome an audience of more than 500 people to our Christmas Concert in St Thomas’ Cathedral on Friday 7 December. With over 200 pupils involved in the performance from Year 5 to Year 13 the concert provided a wonderful opportunity for the whole PGS Community to celebrate Chistmas together.
The first half consisted of authoritative performances of Bizet’s Carmen Suite and Star Wars by the Senior Orchestra, medleys of Christmas favourites by the Concert Band and PGS Brass along with classy singing from Close Harmony (in an arrangement by Mr Cotton). The second half was a massed performance of Alexander L’Estrange’s Wassail! Sung by the combined forces of Year 5, Year 7, Chamber Choir and Community Choir, the massed chorus of some 200 singers were accompanied by the composer himself along with his quintet. This was a perfect way to herald the festive season!