Pupils spread festive cheer at fire service HQ

Fire fighters at West Hartford fire station were treated to a chorus of Christmas carols when they were joined by Bede Academy choir singers.

The Bede Academy school choir in Blyth gathered at the fire station to spread a little festive cheer with a carol service.

A total of 24 pupils from the academy performed a number of traditional Christmas carols at the fire station to an audience of Northumberland Fire and Rescue staff and Northumberland County Council Civic Head, Councillor Kath Nisbet.

Alex Bennett, chief fire officer, Northumberland Fire and Rescue Service, said: “We were delighted to be joined by Bede Academy.

“The choir performed a lovely carol service which we all thoroughly enjoyed and as always it was great to see so many talented young people.”

Carols included a number of Christmas classics and songs such as ‘Behold the Star’ and ‘Past Three O’clock’. Bede Academy School choir have been busy performing a number of Christmas carol concerts throughout the festive season in and around the local community.

Helen Kerr, director of music at Bede Academy, said: “It was a pleasure for us to share in this special act of worship at the fire station.

“Northumberland Fire and Rescue Service play a vital role in our community and it was a great priviledge for us to sing for them.”