Purbrook students put on Christmas concert for charity

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STUDENTS sang their hearts out in a bid to raise money for charity at a Christmas concert.

Purbrook Park School in Purbrook, Waterlooville, hosted a festive concert in an effort to raise money for Heart Research UK.

143515__17/12/14''Rae Fletcher and the Purbrook Park Singers.''Purbrook Park School pupils host their very own Christmas concert to raise money for charity, Heart Research UK.''Picture: Allan Hutchings (143515-332) PPP-141217-213108001

143515__17/12/14''Rae Fletcher and the Purbrook Park Singers.''Purbrook Park School pupils host their very own Christmas concert to raise money for charity, Heart Research UK.''Picture: Allan Hutchings (143515-332) PPP-141217-213108001

The ‘Sing for your Heart’ event took place in the school’s main hall last night.

The students sang some festive songs such as I Wish It Could Be Christmas Every Day, We Wish you a Merry Christmas and The Holly and the Ivy. And they also sang Clown by Emile Sande and The Final Countdown by Europe.

Music teacher Lisa Browning said: ‘It was amazing. The students were out of this world. They did me proud.

‘They were absolutely amazing. There were lots of children of different abilities and they all shone through.’

143515__17/12/14''Jake Oakman, playing The Shadows 'Apache'''Purbrook Park School pupils host their very own Christmas concert to raise money for charity, Heart Research UK.''Picture: Allan Hutchings (143515-299) PPP-141217-213057001

143515__17/12/14''Jake Oakman, playing The Shadows 'Apache'''Purbrook Park School pupils host their very own Christmas concert to raise money for charity, Heart Research UK.''Picture: Allan Hutchings (143515-299) PPP-141217-213057001

Around 40 students aged from 11 up to 16 were involved in the concert, singing to an audience of about 130 people.

Miss Browning added: ‘There were a couple of pupils who were absolutely terrified backstage and once they came on stage and started performing they were just so different and confident.

‘It completely changed them. It really made a difference.’

Miss Browning said she had a personal reason for choosing the charity.

143515__17/12/14''Adela Barrett and the Purbrook Park Singers.''Purbrook Park School pupils host their very own Christmas concert to raise money for charity, Heart Research UK.''Picture: Allan Hutchings (143515-342) PPP-141217-213119001

143515__17/12/14''Adela Barrett and the Purbrook Park Singers.''Purbrook Park School pupils host their very own Christmas concert to raise money for charity, Heart Research UK.''Picture: Allan Hutchings (143515-342) PPP-141217-213119001

‘In my family there has been a history of heart disease so it meant a lot to me to choose that charity,’ she said.

‘They had this Sing for your Heart campaign and that was perfect.’