Pupils were in fine voice as they helped entertain sick children.

On Thursday 6 December the pitch perfect girls’ Nasheed Choir sang for staff, visitors and patients at Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital (RMCH).

Fourteen girls from Years 7 and 8 worked with the prestigious Hallé Choir earlier in the week to perfect their performance skills and prepare a medley of various Nasheeds in both Arabic and English to sing in the atrium and raise fund for the Oxford Road hospital.

The performance formed part of the Balmfield Street school’s Festive Winter Gift Programme, which sees pupils get involved in fundraising activities, appealing for donations to help provide gifts for people in need of support and give their time volunteering during the festive season to demonstrate their contributions to the wider community through charitable actions.

The pupils will also be donating winter gift parcels to residents of a nearby care home.

Principal  Emma Merva, said:

“They were incredible and well received, with a huge number of visitors and patients donating money during their performance, including some quite large sums of money for this brilliant cause.

“The staff of the hospital were particularly grateful for the girls taking the time to come and share their wonderful work with them and the patients within their care. Many stopped to comment on the quality of the performance and professionalism of the pupils.

“As a result, we are very excited to have been invited back to the hospital to perform as part of their 10th Anniversary celebrations in June. We can’t wait.”