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Howard Primary School Voted Winners...


All the votes are in and arc shopping centre is delighted to announce that the winner of their Arc the Herald Angels Sing competition is the Howard Primary School of Bury St Edmunds. The school will collect the £500 prize for receiving the most votes amongst the finalists with their rendition of the popular Christmas song, Jingle Bell Rock. 


With over 1000 people taking part in the vote it was a tight competition with Tinkerbells Nursery finishing close behind in second place and Westgate Community Primary coming third.


Amy Robinson of Howard Primary School said: “We are delighted to have won; the kids are over the moon.  Our choir was composed of 5 children from each of our classes Year 1 to Year 4 and the buzz around school was lovely as children, parents and staff checked daily on Howard's progress in the competition. The school is planning on spending the money on Music resources; new musical instruments to enhance the music lessons in class so we want to say a huge thank you to all Howard's friends and families for their support and also a big thank you for all the staff for practising lots in class. Well done children for all your hard work!”


The Arc the Herald Angels Sing was a festive singing competition run by arc shopping centre, local groups and individuals were invited to submit videos of them performing festive songs and the winner was decided by a public vote via the centres Facebook page.


Centre manager, Colin Roberts, said: “We are delighted to announce that Howard Primary School has won the top prize although it was very tight between the top three. The competition was a great success and I want to say a massive thank you to all the groups that entered and to all of our shoppers who took part in voting for the finalists.”



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