Caister Academy joined 12 other schools in the Borough for the Great Yarmouth Schools’ Music Association’s 68th Festival of Carols, their biggest event of the year. It took place over two nights, and involved over 300 voices from Primary and Secondary Schools from the area. The Festival of Carols has become a Great Yarmouth tradition and many guests probably have fond memories of themselves performing in this event as children.
The Festival took place in Great Yarmouth’s Minster, a backdrop that was fitting for such a festive event.
The very first Festival of Carols took place in 1948 in the Town Hall long before Caister Academy was built, the Mercury however did report on the event including a quote from the then Chairman of the Association which is still as important today as it was 68 years ago
“The object of the Festival is to broaden children’s attitude to music and, equally important, to foster musical co-operation between all the schools in the Borough”.