This month, Greentree School students were busy preparing for their annual Christmas concert. Two daytime performances were held over the lunch hour on Wednesday and Thursday and two more evening performances were held those same evenings.

Principal Erin Campbell-Bentley is one of six members of the Christmas concert committee, a group which plans all year round.

"We do one every year and we have a committee that meet to decide on a theme and figure out decorations. We've been planning really since last year's Christmas concert and when this one's over, we'll start planning again for next year."

This year's theme was 'Carols by the Fire.'

"You should see our gym, it looks absolutely amazing. [There are] big fireplaces and the kids have done stockings. So, each class has a fireplace with their stockings hung on them," Campbell-Bentley told 99.5 Drum FM. "We have quite a few Grade Sixes who are emceeing and doing the speaking role. We've been practice lots and working hard."

Every grade participated in the concert. Aside from the jokes and skits that went along with the sixth grade students' emceeing duties, the performances were all musical numbers.

"Grade Two is doing 'I Want a Hippopotamus for Christmas.' Grade One has the cutest Canadian version of 'The Twelve Days of Christmas' [and] the first one is 'a porcupine in a pine tree.'"

Campbell-Bentley noted that the first grade students still have trouble pronouncing the word "porcupine" so "a porky pine in a pine tree" has been heard throughout the hallways and playground this holiday season.

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