Pupils put on a guitar gig

Darley Churchtown Primary's guitar group performed an end of term concert for parents and the rest of the school
Darley Churchtown Primary's guitar group performed an end of term concert for parents and the rest of the school

MUSICAL youngsters pulled all the right strings to help raise the roof and give a school a rocking Christmas send off.

Talented youngsters from Darley Churchtown Primary School not only staged a theatrical festive performance with their twist on the traditional nativity, Born in a Barn, but organised an end-of-term guitar concert for fellow pupils, staff and parents.

The young guitar players, who can learn the instrument at the Darley Dale school, played a host of tunes to get the audience into a festive spirit, which included some more gentle numbers such as Away in a Manger and While Shepherds Watched.

Guitar lessons are part of the activities the school offers and the pupils are given the chance to practice during lunch times and sometimes in class.

Acting headteacher Les Biddulph said: “We have about eight to ten pupils who are learning to play the guitar and the can volunteer for the concert, which they had all been practising for.

“It’s usually just for the parents but the school watched. It was great, everybody enjoyed it.

“It’s something we do every year.”