School choir entertains as campaign winners receive their cheques

This Is Wiltshire: Cherhill Primary School pupils during their Sing-Up session                               (DV930) By diane vose Cherhill Primary School pupils during their Sing-Up session (DV930) By diane vose

PUPILS from Cherhill Primary School’s Sing-Up Group shared festive tunes with shoppers at a Sainsbury’s sampling evening last week.

Thirty-three children from the school sang a mix of Christmas songs at the evening in Chippenham on last Wednesday.

The youngsters, aged seven to 11, have to audition for the choir as it is so popular, and rehearse every Wednesday evening.

They dressed up in Christmas hats and deeley-boppers, and collected money from shoppers towards a new mural in the school’s library.

The mural, to be painted by local artist Josh Simpson, will have a Charlie and the Chocolate Factory theme.

Deputy headteacher Helen Lammin said Christmas was a busy time of year for the choir. She said: “The children really enjoyed doing it. It gives them a purpose to their singing and gets them to see the reaction from a variety of different audiences.

“This was the second visit on our Christmas tour. We sang at the local church as part of the Scouts’ Christmas service and we’re singing at Sainsbury’s as part of a bag pack.

“It’s just a lovely way to start the season.”

Also present at the evening were representatives of the five winners of our Sains-bury’s charity nomination campaign.

The winners were Emerton’s Foundation, Chip-penham & District Talking Newspapers, Wiltshire Air Ambulance, North Wilts Holiday Club and Spring-board Opportunity Group in Chippenham.

Each local charity was nominated by our readers and they received £200 each towards their cause.

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