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Its a Magical Time of Year at Oldcastle this Chrismtas

Christmas is a magical time of year at Oldcastle Primary School


Christmas is the most magical time of the year, a chance to dream and not just imaging the impossible but to make it happen!


At Oldcastle Primary School we wanted to capture this spirit while also giving our pupils the opportunity to create life long memories, something to tell their grandchildren! Tied in with the day to day excitement that fills the school we have been working on a special musical project.


All of our children have become recording artists!!


For some pupils this, we hope, will inspire a journey into working with music, for others we hope it will foster a lifelong love of music, however our main aim is that there was at least one day in our children’s lives where they recorded their own Christmas music.


Under the skilful instruction of our specialist teacher for music, Ms Charlotte Ellett, our children have been taught to sing and perform, and appreciate music. This mixed with the collective enthusiasm and motivation of our school community has produced a magical Christmas CD.


The collective voice of the pupils singing together, and also the enchanting way the soloists and musicians perform make your hair stands on end. Six carefully chosen songs that capture the essence of this season and inspired by staff who looked back at their childhood. Tracks include Away in a Manger, It’s a Magical Time, Silent Night, Somewhere in my Memory, All I Want for Christmas, and Grandma We Love You.


“Our Christmas CD truly is magical. The results of the performances and recording has far outweighed our expectation and we would like to thank Resonance Music Studio and Mr Ryan Wood for their support in producing the CD. We hope that parents, grandparents and the wider community enjoy listening to the CD and get a sense of how inspired and motivated the children felt recording the music”. Jeremy Malessa-Thompson, Headteacher Oldcastle Primary School.


Parents and carers of pupils at Oldcastle Primary have been offered the opportunity to purchase the CD, which includes artwork from a number of pupils. The tracks are also available to download from the iTunes music store.


Any profit generated by the sale of the CD will be used to continue to support the rich arts provision at Oldcastle, create a music and performance scholarship whilst ensuring that we keep making wonderful things happen for children in the School.