During the last week of term 25 students from Oakmeeds were invited to provide some festive entertainment at Iceland in Burgess Hill town centre, raising money for Help for Heroes and the Alzheimer’s Society.
The trip was the idea of Year 7 student, Kim Short, whose father is the Store Manager at Iceland. Kim personally wrote to Headteacher, Mr Taylor, after having the idea of singing to raise funds for Help for Heroes. Students were selected from Year 7 Singers, who had already had a busy week singing at St. John’s Church at the annual school Carol Service and performing beautifully at our Christmas Sounds concert.
The programme was devised by Music Teacher, Mrs Frean, and contained some well-known and loved Christmas favourites, including; Merry Christmas Everyone, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, Winter Wonderland and We Wish you a Merry Christmas. Although standing inside the store quite an audience amassed outside and a collection was made for the charities.
Mrs Frean commented: “As ever, the students were a real credit to Oakmeeds, impeccably behaved and full of Christmas cheer. Hopefully we’ll be invited back next year.”
Report and picture contributed by Oakmeeds Community College.