December 2016 Issue 245/37 £1.20
The Sound of Music Heard
Coming from Holy Trinity
It is the Winter season and everyone is
hyped for the Christmas Play. The play this
year is going to be The Sound of Mu-
sic. The director is Helen Campbell, a year 6
teacher said that the play, ‘is coming togeth-
er.’ Main characters include The Captain
(Ethan Cashmore), 7 children, 4 nuns, Maria
(Martha). A group of boys are dressing up
as nuns for a dance, Nacho, one of these
dancers said, ‘It will be very embarrass-
ing!’ The dance is being choreographed by
Maggie, a year 4 teacher who is very talent-
ed at dance.
Children in Year 6 will be doing the lighting
and sound for the play. All of the children
take part as every year group has a song to
sing on stage. I am an officer in the play and
me and my friend (another soldier) are hav-
ing great fun
Reported by Tanmay Kumar
Storm Angus Batters Britain
Recently, England has been affected by a storm, named
Storm Angus. It is the first named storm of the season.
Every storm we have is names, there is a boy’s name that
begins with an A, then it goes to a girl’s name beginning
with a B etc etc.
Storm Angus had gusts up to 84mph! Over 1000 proper-
ties in the West of England were left without power.
Storm Angus has also left flooding, even leaving cars
Reported by Megan HB & Tabitha HP
Local Businesses Thriving as
the Search for the Perfect
Christmas Gift Begins
The streets are frantic with shoppers and stalls as Christ-
mas comes closer. Everybody is busily rushing around as
they search for the perfect present to give to a loved one.
Shopkeepers arrange beautiful displays of Christmas trees,
stockings and presents in their shop windows as they take
advantage of all the extra shoppers. Guildford has started
its late night shopping, so every Thursday the shops are
open until 9.00pm. There are already a few Christmas
discounts – the Christmas sales are just beginning…
Reported by Amy Woodhouse & AmberEllwood
Check our article on P.2
all about the Guidford’s
Town Celebrates as Christmas
Lights are Switched On
The Christmas lights are one of Guildford's
main events of the year. Around two –three
thousand people attend! Whenever you enter
Guildford when the lights are on, the atmos-
phere is amazing and exciting.
I went to see the lights being switched on and
as soon as I stepped into town with my family,
it was fantastic. There were carts with people
selling glow sticks and food - I had a delicious
My friends couldn’t go but apparently they
could still hear the count down it was so loud!
I had to dress in many layers as it was so cold.
One of the greatest things about Guildford at
Christmas is all the shops are decorated with
snow. There are people rushing all around the
place to get their Christmas shopping done.
When the countdown started, the atmosphere
became even more intense. The crowd count-
ed down from ten down to one and then the
lights flickered into life. All of a sudden, fire-
works were shooting everywhere and the dark
night sky was filled with colour. It was almost
blinding. Everyone was cheering and laughing
and the street was filled with sound of cele-
The Christmas lights being switched on is
great fun and I will continue to go every year.
Personally, the best thing about it for me was
hearing the chanting and seeing the spirit of
Christmas right in the centre of the town.
Reported by Charlie Larkin
Firework Frenzy: A Lively crowd gathers as Christmas starts with a
bang in Guildford’s iconic High Street.
Festive Fair Fun at HTPD
The Christmas fair is always buzzing with life here at Holy Trini-
ty. We have all sorts of activities varying from Santa’s grotto to bis-
cuit decorating ad or course, many stalls. They sell mince pies and
mulled wine for adults – a Christmas tradition!
My favourite stall was the popcorn one where they had a gigantic pop-
corn machine and the popcorn was yummy. The busiest stall was the
Jolly Jar stall where you buy a jar for £1 and it is full of sweets and
maybe a toy or two.
The highlight of the evening was when Clare announced the winners
of the Raffle – the grand prize was a mini ipad! After the Raffle win-
ners are announced, the fair officially ends for another year!
Reported by Anastasia Negus