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Pupils bring cheer to hospital patients.

Pupils yesterday brought some Christmas cheer to staff and patients at a North hospital.

The 11-year-old girls from La Sagesse School in Jesmond, Newcastle, spent an hour singing and talking to patients at the Freeman Hospital, Newcastle. More than 30 pupils took part in the concert, performing Christmas classics including Away In A Manger as well as less well-known songs such as GaudAtA by folk band Steeleye Span.

The year-seven students were led by music teacher Scott McCall. Maureen Morris, a senior teacher at La Sagesse School, said: "It is something which the pupils have done before and something which has proved to be very worthwhile. They always get a good response and this time was no different. The pupils enjoy singing for the patients and the patients enjoy hearing them sing. The pupils held a concert at the school earlier in the week for the parents and so they knew the songs well. I think it was a bit daunting performing in public, but they coped very well." More than 50 pupils from La Sagesse will don Santa costumes on Friday and collect money for charity at Marks & Spencer in Newcastle.
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Publication:The Journal (Newcastle, England)
Date:Dec 16, 2004
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