Fyling Hall held its winter concert at Fylingthorpe’s village hall this year and it was hailed a festive success by all who attended. The venue allowed a much larger audience to sample the talents of both the Fyling Hall children and local musical artists from the area. As well as the Fyling Hall choir and harmony groups, local musicians “The Advocet”, “Alum Pie” and “Wood Wars” also made welcome appearances. The night of Christmas themed music was concluded with a very special guest appearance from ex Fyling Hall pupil Eliza Carthy. Despite her incredible success in the world of folk music, Eliza has always been very supportive of our school and she continues to inspire our young musicians and singers with her continued success.

We were very excited to share the occasion with many of the residents from our local community as well as the pupils and parents from our school, and the sell-out attendance helped to raise a significant amount of money for Fyling Hall’s chosen charity, The Finlay Cooper Fund. So far, proceeds from the event have reached around £600, with the amount set to increase when the takings from the previous charity events organised by the pupils of Fyling Hall are counted. Cake sales, own clothes days and a sponsored silence have all helped to raise money for the worthy local charity.

We would like to say a big thank you to all of the performers, including our hard working children, who helped to make the event possible. Thank you to the staff and our dedicated PTA who helped to organise both the event and the very generous raffle which included donated prizes such as a meal for two at “The Moon and Sixpence” and a signed original painting by local artist Paul Blackwell.