What does performing in a Christmas play give children?

What does performing in a Christmas play give children?

Published at 3:08pm 13th December 2017.

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Christmas is officially go at Queen Ethelburgas Collegiate! From choir singing in cathedrals to funny versions of the traditional nativity it's a busy time for all the students. 

As if one show at Christmas time isn't enough, the children have two performances. One for the younger children of Chapterhouse from nursery to year 2 called A King Is Born and another for the older children year 3 to year 5 called Straw and Order. Choir singing also takes place at Ripon Cathedral and the students visit a local care home to sing for the residents. 

So what do children actually get out of performing or singing on stage? I talked to Liz Linfoot who takes care of music and choir singing at Queen Ethelburgas Collegiate about the skills they gain. 

  • Confidence
  • Memory
  • Group work
  • Concentration
  • Aiming for a goal

Hear what happened when Beth Parsons went to meet the children involved as well as Liz Linfoot at Queen Ethelburgas Collegiate.

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