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The whole student and staff body of Poltair school came together to celebrate Christmas on Thursday Dec 16th with a traditional carol service held in the school's enormous sports hall. They were joined by 15 members of the Imerys Eastern Area Male Voice Choir and led by a brass ensemble made up of staff, pupils and guests led by conductor Mr. Pope. 'This is a long and cherished tradition at Poltair' explained Headteacher Stephen Tong 'and one of which we are rightly proud as I believe we are one of very few comprehensive schools up and down the country which hold a carol service for the entire school. We are fortunate to have a space with sufficient capacity to hold everyone at once and are especially thrilled this year to welcome members of the Choir to help lead us in singing and music whilst at the same time reminding our pupils of this special part of our Cornish musical heritage. It is an important moment in the school year and one of only four occasions when the whole school meets together.'

Imerys Eastern Area Male Choir was founded in 1947 in the Cornish village of Bugle in the heart of China Clay country. It was one of many works choirs supported by the clay companies. In those days choirs played a major part in the social entertainment of the local communities and there were regular competitions between the various choirs. Being a member of a winning choir brought some privilege and status. Today there are 3 works choirs in the St Austell area - the Eastern Area, the Ladies and the Engineers Choirs, all of whom are supported by the China Clay company.

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