South Glos schools annual carol service

December 21 2018
South Glos schools annual carol service

HUNDREDS of South Gloucestershire schoolchildren came together for the area's annual primary school carol service.

Around 950 youngsters, teachers and even a donkey helped recreate a special nativity scene during the service at Clifton Cathedral.

Schools taking part included Lyde Green primary, the Park and Kings Forest primaries in Kingswood and Marshfield primary.

Music, a varied programme of traditional carols and modern songs, was provided by a brass ensemble and the cathedral organ.

Cllr Brian Allinson, vice chair of South Gloucestershire Council, said: "The annual carol service is always a highlight of the year as it brings together so many children from South Gloucestershire’s primary schools. It is a special event for everyone involved and it’s wonderful to see the children bring the nativity scene to life with such enthusiasm."

In December 2012, children from primary schools in South Gloucestershire set a new Guinness World record at Clifton Cathedral for the most living figures in a nativity scene at 845 people.