The postponed Christmas lights ceremony will take place on tomorrow, Friday. A rehearsal has been organised for 4.00pm at City Hall (the new glass section on Anglesea Street between old City Hall and Fire Station. Pupils should be dropped there at about 3.55pm. After the rehearsal, at about 5.00pm, the CBC group will be taken to Emmet Place (accompanied by teachers and volunteer parents) for the turning on of the lights and to participate in carol singing. Parents should collect their sons from there. If at all possible, pupils should wear school uniform as that make it easier to pick them out in a crowd.
The Cork City Council has informed the school that the Christmas Lights Ceremony planned for tomorrow, Friday 18 November, has been cancelled due to a severe weather warning. It may take place on Friday 25 November. More details will be given when they are received.
CBC Preparatory School has been invited by Cork City Council to participate in the Christmas Lights Ceremony on Friday next. If a sufficient number of pupils and parents are interested we will make arrangements for a group to take part in this seasonal event. A text was sent out today to parents about this event and further information will follow. The City Council invitation is as follows:
Turning on of the City Christmas lights will take place at 6pm on 18th November in Emmet place. There will be a stage area, music and carols and a high profile personality to turn on the lights. We are contacting all the local primary and secondary schools to see if they have a school choir that would be interested in the following:
- Participating in the turning on of the lights event
- Attend a conductor led rehearsal at 4pm on the 18th November for a joint sing along in a venue in the city. Hot chocolates and mince pies provided.
- Sing carols in a specific location in the city and join other schools in Emmet place at 6pm for a joint carol sing song and turning on of the city Christmas lights.