Dancing delight at ceilidh
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.