Tuneful children take top spots

PUBLISHED: 12:50 10 December 2008 | UPDATED: 21:38 31 May 2010

Children from Great Chesterford Primary School

Children from Great Chesterford Primary School

MUSICAL youngsters swept the board in a recent competition to write and record an original Christmas carol. Talented children at Great Chesterford Primary School took the first, second and third prizes in the event organised by the Saffron Walden Choral S

MUSICAL youngsters swept the board in a recent competition to write and record an original Christmas carol.

Talented children at Great Chesterford Primary School took the first, second and third prizes in the event organised by the Saffron Walden Choral Society (SWCS).

Headteacher Henry Weir said: "This excellent result carries on the great tradition of music at the school and we are very proud of all the children who took part.

"I would like to thank all of the teachers and other people involved who supported the children and the SWCS who put in a lot of hard work to make the competition such a success."

The prizes for the carol competition were awarded to the students at an event held in St Mary's Church, Great Chesterford, last Saturday.

The winners were Phoebe Tilby-Watson and Alice Fagan for their carol He's Coming; Jed Bevington and Jay Ghalani took the second spot with This Christmas Song and Mathew Barrat and Tim Dunham's carol But Remember won the third-placed prize.

Christmas Story by Emma Wright and Stephanie Hanson was highly commended by the judges.

The carols will be performed in front of the parents at a special end-of-term carol concert.

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