Blackhorse choir stars at Clifton Cathedral service

Published on: 02 Jan 2015

BLACKHORSE Primary School’s link with the Hosanna Primary School in Uganda was highlighted in a major service at Clifton Cathedral.BLACKHORSE Primary School’s link with the Hosanna Primary School in Uganda was highlighted in a major service at Clifton Cathedral.

BLACKHORSE Primary School’s link with the Hosanna Primary School in Uganda was highlighted in a major service at Clifton Cathedral.

More than 1,000 children and teachers from South Gloucestershire primary schools attended the event and heard the Blackhorse choir sing the carol On Christmas Day, which had been chosen by pupils at Hosanna Primary School.

The programme included two African songs to represent the link with Uganda as well as a varied programme of traditional carols and modern songs. A message from the Hosanna head teacher was read out during the service.

Christine Wright, from South Gloucestershire Council’s Music Hub, said: “We are delighted to incorporate Hosanna Primary School in to the carol service this year. It is a memorable event that starts off the Christmas season in style.”

Council chairman Howard Gawler, who is raising money for Hosanna Primary School during his year of office, attended the service, which included a nativity performance by pupils from Holy Family Primary School in Patchway and featured a three-month-old baby and a real donkey.

Some of the teachers from Blackhorse visited Uganda recently, and photographs of Uganda and Hosanna Primary School were displayed in the cathedral’s entrance.

South Gloucestershire schools have helped raise money to provide daily porridge for pupils at Hosanna school, along with funding classrooms, toilet blocks, desks, chairs, cupboards, a kitchen, and uniforms.

The support group was initially established by a teacher from Brimsham Green Secondary School in Yate and teachers and pupils from the school now visit Uganda every year. 

For more information about the Hosanna Primary School Support Group charity visit www.hosannaprimaryschool.co.uk

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