Carol-singing pupils spread festive cheer

St Helen's Primary School pupils.
St Helen's Primary School pupils.

WARM-HEARTED youngsters spread some festive cheer when they went out carol singing and handing out gifts.

Forty-two children from St Helen’s Primary School, on Hartlepool’s Headland, visited elderly residents and other homeowners on their route.

The eight to 11-year-olds gave the pleasantly surprised residents renditions of some of their favourite carols, and then handed out framed collages of old pictures of the Headland as gifts.

And after the sing-song, they were all treated to fish and chips.

Sandra Wilson, of St Helen’s Primary School, said: “We have a Cool Club that runs in school on a Thursday from 5pm until 7pm.

“On December 13 we went out carol singing around the Headland. There were 42 children who went and we gave out gifts which were collages of old fashioned photos of the Headland, made and framed by our Parent Group in school.

“The children sang and gave out the gifts. Some residents tried to give the children money but we told them we were not collecting, we were out giving. This went down really well with the residents and they all gave positive feed back.

“We also visited Anchor Court where we sang a number of carols took photos and gave the elderly people gifts.

“We also gave Karen the warden a large framed print for the lounge.”