Lucky shop­pers treated to carols by school pupils

Macclesfield Express - - SCHOOLS - BY ALEX SCAPENS

THE fes­tive sea­son got into full swing at Ma c c l e s f i e l d ’ s Grosvenor Cen­tre with school­child­ren lend­ing their an­nual help­ing hand.

Pupils from Ash Grove Academy, on Bel­grave Road, vis­ited the shop­ping cen­tre to sing Christ­mas carols.

They per­formed fes­tive favourites for shop­pers two days run­ning and it is the eighth year in a row young­sters from the school have done this.

Cen­tre Man­ager Ed Kennedy said he was thrilled to have them back once again.

He said: “Wel­com­ing Ash Grove Academy is al­ways a high­light on our Christ­mas cal­en­dar.

“It was bril­liant to have them in to per­form for our shop­pers. With Christ­mas less than two weeks away, it was won­der­ful to have the songs be­ing heard across the malls.

“Carolling is a clas­sic Christ­mas ac­tiv­ity and I’m thrilled that so many shop­pers en­joyed the per­for­mances from the gifted chil­dren.

“I’m pleased that we’ve formed such a long-stand­ing part­ner­ship with Ash Grove Academy and that we’re able to pro­vide them with a plat­form to showcase their singing abil­i­ties to the Mac­cles­field pub­lic each year.”

Kevin Simp­son, ex­ec­u­tive prin­ci­pal at Ash Grove Academy, said: “We’d just like to say a huge thank you to the Grosvenor Cen­tre for hav­ing us back again this year.

“The chil­dren have had a won­der­ful time en­ter­tain­ing the shop­pers and are al­ready look­ing for­ward to com­ing again next year.”

Ash Grove Academy pupils sing at the Grosvenor Cen­tre

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