Children get in the festive spirit at care home near Banbury

Pupils at St John's Priory School in Banbury performed at Glebefields Care Home in Drayton last Friday. NNL-150712-121940001
Pupils at St John's Priory School in Banbury performed at Glebefields Care Home in Drayton last Friday. NNL-150712-121940001

Pupils from St John’s Priory School in Banbury were invited to perform Christmas carols to the residence at Glebefields Care Home in Drayton last Friday.

Residents were treated to a whole host of Carols and uplifting Christmas songs by the school choir, known as SJP Singers’, including ‘Silent Night’, ‘Away in a Manger’ and ‘We wish you a Merry Christmas.’

Mrs Becky Bignell, head of music added: “Music plays a strong part of life at St Johns Priory School. Every pupil from Year One to Six is a member of either the Junior or Senior Choir.

“We hold concerts every term and are busy rehearsing for the Christmas Nativity and Carol Service being held at the Methodist church in Banbury. We were delighted to be invited back to Glebefields to perform for the residence this year.

“Our pupils enjoy performing to the public and today they sang beautifully. All their practising really paid off and showed in their tuneful, lively renditions of familiar and new Christmas Carols and songs.”

Pupils are also planning to spread more festive cheer across town to other care home residents at both Brooklands Nursing homes in Banbury during the lead up to Christmas.

Amy Trevitt, activities leader at Glebefields, added: “Our residents absolutely love to hear children singing around the tree at Christmas – it’s something which makes them feel very festive and they were very excited about this performance.”