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VIDEO - North Bromsgrove High School's moving Christmas film to celebrate district's community heroes

Tristan Harris 14th Dec, 2020 Updated: 14th Dec, 2020

A MOVING Christmas celebration video of community heroes who have worked tirelessly to keep people safe during the Covid-19 pandemic has been created by talented students and staff at North Bromsgrove High School.

A traditional Christmas concert and film were out of the question this year so the school wanted to make a special video which epitomised, not only the school, but Bromsgrove as a whole and the people within the district.

As well as students and staff, the 24-minute ‘An NBHS Community Christmas’ also features representatives from a variety of organisations – from West Midlands Ambulance Service, West Mercia Police and Hereford and Worcester Fire and Rescue Service to the Basement Project, NewStarts and the Primrose Hospice.

There are also appearances by Rev Ray Khan from St John’s Church, Vicky Onions from Vicky’s Convenience store, Burcot Grange and Asda.

Everyone is reflecting on what has been a tough 2020 and looking forward to a very different Christmas.

The community-celebration also features, music, dance, poetry and prayer.

The idea for the film came from local Bromsgrove resident and the school’s Assistant Headteacher in charge of their co-curricular programme Charlie McKenzie working with film maker Roger Marsh.

She said: “We wanted to bring our CARE values to life as the C stands for Community.

“We stayed open throughout the lockdown, Easter and May holidays in order to support key workers.

“As a school at the heart of the town’s community, we wanted to recognise the efforts of not only the parents who we’ve supported but their colleagues too, who continue to serve.

“Our students wanted to say thank you to these key workers and celebrate show their thanks through letters and cards to those not able to see family at Christmas in the Primrose Hospice; to showcase music, dance and poetry to bring joy to local people.”

To see the video, click the play button at the top of this page.

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