THERE was plenty of Christmas cheer thanks to the kind-hearted pupils of Hipperholme Grammar School.
Last week, the Choir of Hipperholme Grammar Junior School, comprising 37 pupils, was invited to perform at Sandholme Fold Care Home for the Elderly in Hipperholme.
Led by specialist music teacher Mrs Zarneh, the choir sang a selection of Christmas carols and songs.
They gave a beautiful performance and their smiling faces brought a warm glow to the chilly December day.
The children also performed at Christ Church Hipperholme for their annual Christmas service and delighted their audience of parents, relatives and friends with the special production.
All the children from Nursery to Form 6 took part in Hey Ewe!, an adaptation of the Christmas story as seen through the eyes of a curious sheep, which was written by Anthony Copus and adapted by Form 2 Teacher Zoe Manion.
A collection raised £135 for the Hope Community Village in India, one of the charities supported by the junior school each year.
Senior school pupils own work of festive jumpers raised a further £276 for the charity.
Head of student council Lizzie Bell also encouraged students to eat chocolate and fill Smartie-type tubes with coins over Christmas in support of the Forget Me Not Hospice Christmas Chube Challenge.
They also held their own festival of nine lessons and carols at Coley Church, the school’s spiritual home.
Many of the school’s musicians performed vocal and instrumental solos as well as leading the readings during the service.
There was a collection for the Mara Region of Tanzania which is supported by the Diocese of Wakefield.