Let it snow! Pupils from the choir at Tadworth Primary School gathered round the Christmas tree to sing carols and celebrate the festive season.
Conducted by the school’s music and drama leader, Emily Allinson, the pupils sang a selection of modern carols a cappella, while party snowflakes whirled around, much to the delight of parents and friends. The team from London Square Tadworth Gardens hosted the Christmas singing in the grounds of the new development of houses and apartments being created for sale in De Burgh Gardens, Tadworth, Surrey.
After the singing, the children and audience enjoyed mince pies and festive treats.
The children sang beautifully and it was wonderful to welcome the school and their families to Tadworth Gardens, which is fast becoming part of the local community. Our first residents move in in the New Year
Christmas was also heralded at London Square Orpington when 20 children from the singing club at Darrick Wood Junior School sang carols around the Christmas tree in the grounds of the development. Headteacher Andrew Kilgour accompanied the children on guitar, and residents and parents joined in with the singing.
The gathering enjoyed Christmas cakes and refreshments provided by the sales team at the development, a collection of apartments and houses in Broadwater Gardens, a short distance from Darrick Wood Junior School.
A Dickensian Christmas was celebrated at London Square Chigwell Village, a collection of elegant family houses in a gated development, with the choir from Chigwell Primary School singing round the tree. The children then listened to storyteller John Humphries discussing Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol and recalling Dickens’ fondness for Chigwell, describing as “the greatest place in the world…such a delicious old inn opposite the churchyard…such beautiful forest scenery…such an out of the way rural place.”
In Richmond, another place loved by Dickens, 15 children from The Vineyard School choir, aged 5-7 years, led by choir teacher Angela Welsh, sang next to the Christmas tree at The Star and Garter on Richmond Hill, the magnificent Grade II listed building restored and converted by London Square into stylish residences. Parents, friends and residents from The Star and Garter gathered to listen and to enjoy mince pies and mulled wine.