Primary pupils raise the roof at Salford City Academy’s annual concert


It was a very choral Christmas as Salford City Academy staged its annual Carol Concert.

Held at St. Andrew’s Church in Eccles, the academy’s choir was joined by children from Barton Moss, Beech Street, Christ Church, Godfrey Ermen, Lewis Street, St. Andrew’s and Westwood Park primary schools, all joining in to deliver a selection of popular Christmas carols.

And there wasn’t a spare seat in the house, with family and friends cheering on the young singers, with each school performing a song, followed by a student reading a passage from the Bible.


The celebration closed with a Christmas message from Reverend Jenny Lewis, followed by a Christmas medley, with all eight schools joining in, accompanied by the church’s magnificent organ.

Refreshments were also provided, with the academy’s catering students supplying a selection of freshly baked Christmas biscuits and mince pies.

Salford City Academy Principal Melanie Haselden, who compered the event, said:
“It was amazing to see the whole community come together and celebrate Christmas in this magnificent venue.

Special thanks go to all the primary schools who attended, as well as our own students who worked incredibly hard to put on a great show and the staff at St. Andrew’s Church, who were the perfect hosts.

It was the ideal way to get everyone into the Christmas spirit!”