Blackwood School Christmas Lunch

The students at Blackwood Primary School were treated to some very posh entertainment during their Christmas Lunch this year. 

It is customary for primary schools across England to hold a Christmas Lunch for students, giving them the opportunity to have a turkey dinner with all the trimmings. Blackwood Primary School in Streetly took their Christmas Lunch to a whole new level this year with the addition of live music.

As the children filed into the cafeteria I played some upbeat music to keep them moving through the line, such as Last Christmas by George Michael and Rockin Around the Christmas Tree.  Then they all joined in on their favourite songs: Rudoph the Red Nosed Reindeer, O Christmas Tree and Silent Night. 

During the Year 5 lunchtime my daughter, Talia, joined me on her violin for a few duets!

After lunch the students demonstrated their exemplary manners by coming over and saying “thank you for playing for us” over and over.  I was so touched!

The Reception and Little Robin children have their lunch in a different area of the school, so once the cafet

eria was cleaned up these children joined me for a private concert.  We had a great discussion about the origins of the harp all the way back to the bow and arrow, what the strings are made of and how the pedals work.  They asked loads of really interesting questions and enjoyed hearing the different sounds the harp can make.

I thoroughly enjoyed my day at Blackwood Primary School and hope they invite me back again next year for Christmas Lunch.

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"Everyone was very much impressed with the music, especially as it was the first time many of them had seen a live harpist." Officer Patrick Mulligan
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