Children from a school choir in Bushey spread a little festive spirit last month when they staged a Christmas performance in the town.
The Bushey and Oxhey Infant Choir began with a visit to the local Dementia Care group. The visit was part of a new initiative to further develop engagement and visibility within the wider community, organised by music teacher Lucy Caperon.
Miss Caperon said the school was keen to liaise with groups representing all sections of the community.
She explained: “There has been much research and discussion around the value of music and how it can increase wellbeing in those with dementia or confusion, through accessing and awakening memories linked to music and song. We were delighted when the Dementia Care group asked us to join them for their Christmas celebration.”
The children greatly enjoyed their visit to the group at Bushey Baptist Church, sharing traditional carols and modern Christmas songs with their audience. Audience participation was encouraged and everyone joined in with the children’s rendition of We Wish You A Merry Christmas.
The Bushey and Oxhey Infant School Choir also sang at John Lewis, the INTU centre and at Costco later in the season.
Miss Caperon said the school is now looking forward to continuing the new links forged with the Dementia Care group.