Island schools wish travellers a Ferry Merry Christmas

It was a case of anchors aweigh in a manger as a young choir from Binstead Primary School delighted morning travellers aboard Wightlink’s St Clare car ferry with a performance of popular carols.

The 30-strong choir from Year Four’s Walliams class, was invited on board as part of Wightlink’s initiative to host a series of musical performances onboard ships over the Christmas period.

A packed passenger lounge was treated to a selection of carols and Christmas songs old and new.

Stuart James, Wightlink’s Marketing and Innovations Director says: “It is the first time we have welcomed a school choir to perform on board and it was a super concert. The children did themselves proud and I hope they enjoyed the experience as much as our customers.”

Miss Angie Pay, Walliams Class teacher says: “The children were very excited about coming and they loved singing carols in such an unusual setting. The performance also gave us the chance to collect for our school funds which was an added bonus.”

Wightlink also welcomed youngsters from Wootton Primary on board St Clare to perform their Christmas musical Bah Humbug, based on the story of Scrooge.

Other performers who have entertained passengers so far this Christmas include the Isle of Wight Symphony Orchestra String Quartet and The Way Forward Choir. There will be more shows this week, ending on Saturday morning with traditional carols from the Isle of Wight Salvation Army Band.