LOGS (Lewes Old Grammar School) Junior students are Christmas Stars
Carrie Whyte, Head of the Junior School at Lewes Old Grammar School has maintained the annual tradition of creating a carol concert that rates as one of the best in Sussex.
This year’s carol concert at Lewes Town Hall was sold out as usual.
The junior concert (years 3-6) , called ‘The Christmas Star’, was written by LOGS Junior School music teacher Jade Jago and told the story of the star on top of the Christmas tree as explained by a grandmother to her grandchildren.
A hundred children took part in the show and they included a string quintet playing Silent Night, a Ukulele band performing Little Donkey, and Harry Bagley-Wild in Year 5 who sang the solo in ‘Once in Royal David’s City’. Amongst the other carols were modern favourites ‘Oh Happy Day’ and ‘Merry Christmas Everyone’. This year’s concert saw the school’s new instruments, ‘toots’ take a starring role, enabling year 4 children to perform ‘The First Noel’ and a year 6 boy to perform a solo of ‘Rocking Around the Christmas Tree’. They are designed for children to learn the fingering for a flute but are simple to learn and make rapid progress, and they encourage young musicians to take part in an orchestra.
LOGS tradition of teaching and nurturing children from a very young age to learn an instrument, sing and perform in public has become a school trademark recognised across the region
Date: 15 December 2018