The festive season is well and truly underway at Queen’s Hospital, after children from Suttons Primary School were the first choir to perform in our atrium yesterday (Monday 5 December).
The children, from years one to six, sang festive songs including Away in a Manger and We Wish you a Merry Christmas – as well as Rudolf the Rednosed Reindeer of course – to the delight of patients, staff and visitors at the hospital.
Wendy Hind, who is the Hornchurch school’s early years lead and choir master, said the children had been practicing for their big moment for two months.
She said: “It was the first time they had sung at the hospital and they really enjoyed it. They also enjoyed the bus ride there and back and were singing all the way – the bus driver was very impressed.”
French teacher Rosie Dowler accompanied their dulcet tones by playing the piano.
The Christmas season at our hospitals sees many children from local schools, and other choirs, performing.
Children from Avanti Court Primary School in Ilford will be singing at King George Hospital on Thursday (8 December).