Grade nine students from The Fernie Academy recited a Christmas utopia story. Paige Mueller/The Free Press

Grade nine students from The Fernie Academy recited a Christmas utopia story. Paige Mueller/The Free Press

Joyous performance for The Fernie Academy

The Fernie Academy held their Christmas concert at the Fernie Community Centre on December 20.

Students, teachers, parents and friends packed the hall as the grade kindergarten through grade 12 students put on a variety of Christmas-themed performances.

The performance was educational, entertaining and filled with fun. The grade four students’ performance of the poem Science of the Season had an educational twist while the grade eight students’ dance to Jingle Bell Rock was pure foot-tapping fun.

With jokes, poems, dances, songs, instruments and a funny little Icelandic folk tale about the yule cat, performed by the grade five students, the concert certainly had something for everyone.

“I thought it was a tremendous concert and a great way to start the holiday season,” said principal Jocelyn Sombrowski. “Our school population has been over 300 for a few years so we really filled the community centre.”

The night before, The Fernie Academy’s grade one, two and three students also put on a play, meaning they were most definitely in high Christmas spirits. The play was custom designed by The Fernie Academy’s drama teacher, specifically for the younger students.

“It was really nice, kid-themed and another good way to start the Christmas spirit,”Sombrowski added.

 

Grade five students perform an Icelandic folk tale about the mythical yule cat. Paige Mueller/The Free Press

Grade five students perform an Icelandic folk tale about the mythical yule cat. Paige Mueller/The Free Press

Kindergarten students from The Fernie Academy performed at the annual Christmas concert. Paige Mueller/The Free Press

Kindergarten students from The Fernie Academy performed at the annual Christmas concert. Paige Mueller/The Free Press