PUPILS were today hitting the high notes at a unique Christmas carol concert to help raise awareness of deafness in Portsmouth and the surrounding areas.
More than 60 children including a number of deaf pupils were singing at the event at St Edmund’s Catholic School, Arundel Street, Landport, Portsmouth.
The concert has been organised by the city council’s sensory impairment service for the third year running.
Schools taking part are St Edmund’s, Northern Parade Junior, Wimbourne Junior and Milton Park Junior from Portsmouth and Castle Primary from Portchester.
A collection for the National Deaf Children’s Society was to be held at the concert.
Councillor Rob Wood, council cabinet member for children and education, said: ‘This is a wonderful event that is becoming a highlight of the Christmas calendar in Portsmouth.
‘I am very proud of all the children taking part in it.
‘It is an inspirational way to raise awareness of sensory impairment.
‘We are working hard to make sure that every pupil in Portsmouth, including those with a sensory impairment, receive the best opportunities possible.’