Dancing de­light at ceilidh

Wishaw Press - - CEREMONY -

Ev­ery Christ­mas, St Ai­dan’s High S5 students come to­gether to or­gan­ise the best night of the year - the Christ­mas Ceilidh.

The students or­gan­ise this them­selves and form a ceilidh com­mit­tee who work tire­lessly to make the night a great suc­cess.

The pupils at­tend­ing were el­e­gantly dressed in glam­orous gowns and sharp suits and sat down to tuck into some fes­tive fare to build up the strength for some vig­or­ous ceilidh dancing.

A com­mu­nal per­for­mance of Bo­hemian Rhap­sody by Queen and Dancing Queen by ABBA spon­ta­neously erupted dur­ing the meal and there are re­ports that the teach­ers were singing along too!

After­wards, all the pupils shot up to their feet, mov­ing into the hall for some fun ceilidh dancing.

Some high-en­ergy ver­sions of Strip the Wil­low and the Dash­ing White Sergeant were par­tic­u­lar high­lights.

Mean­while, the school’s Christ­mas Con­cert went with a swing once again as the St Ai­dan’s mu­si­cians put the fes­tive sea­son into overdrive.

Close to 100 young peo­ple par­tic­i­pated in two events. The Christ­mas Con­cert and the Pen­sion­ers Con­cert in the af­ter­noon.

The young mu­si­cians cre­ated a range of great groups: from the Ju­nior Band, Choir, and the Se­nior Con­cert Band through to the Samba Band, Swing Band and en­sem­bles for clar­inet, sax­o­phone and flute.

The va­ri­ety of tal­ent per­form­ing at the con­certs was amaz­ing and some of the clas­sic sounds of Christ­mas were given a fresh and ex­cit­ing spin by the mu­si­cians.

Over 200 pen­sion­ers from the com­mu­nity were in­vited to a mati­nee per­for­mance of the con­cert and en­joyed a fes­tive tea while be­ing en­ter­tained by the young mu­si­cians.

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