Voices of angels

On song: Hundreds of Mexborough school children sing carols in the High Street for shoppers and parents.       Photos: Dean Atkins.
On song: Hundreds of Mexborough school children sing carols in the High Street for shoppers and parents. Photos: Dean Atkins.
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IT’s a musical tradition which goes back as long as anyone can remember.

Hundreds of youngsters from a Doncaster town took to the streets to entertain shoppers for an annual Christmas carols event.

On song: Hundreds of Mexborough school children sing carols in the High Street for shoppers and parents.       Photos: Dean Atkins.

On song: Hundreds of Mexborough school children sing carols in the High Street for shoppers and parents. Photos: Dean Atkins.

Every year children from all the schools in Mexborough leave their classrooms to sing for the rest of the town.

This year was no different as they stood under a shelter outside the Tesco store on the High Street, singing festive favourites including Away in a Manger and Starry Night.

Among the spectators this year - as he has been for more than a decade - was the long-serving headteacher at Montagu Primary School, John Scatchard.

His school took 30 of the singers to the event.

Mr Scatchard, who has been at Montagu for 32 years, said: “It is an annual event that has gone back for years. Each school takes a choir of representative pupils.

“As usual this year, there were a lot of the parents turning out to see the event.

“They were fantastic, enthusiastic, and really well appreciated by the shoppers on High Street who heard them singing.

“As far as we are concerned as schools in Mexborough, I think it is a great opportunity to show that we are all part of the community, and I think we all look forward to it.”

Pupils also brought collection buckets to the event, to raise money for the Help a Hallam Child charity.