The Carol service happened on the last day of school before the Christmas holiday, at the Millenium church. This was the first event of its kind that had ever taken place: there was anticipation, nerves and excitement. Every year-group at BIST was prepared to sing their festive song

The celebration started in the morning with designated  students arriving earlier for last minute rehearsals. Before the service, students distributed the programmes to the parents who had arrived early to ensure a good view of the service. By the time we began, the whole church was full of students, staff, parents, grandparents and other family members. It was an incredible sight to see. The Y7, Y8 and Y9 sang together three songs. Between the songs, we had readings, telling the story of the nativity. Our voices filled the cavernous church as we sang a celebration to Christmas but also to the beginning of the life of this new school.