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A Christmas Carol

Published Tuesday, 20 December 2016

Carol Laula, one of Scotland’s top recording artists dropped into St Mark's Primary School in Hamilton to give the keen Primary 4 to  Primary 7 Singing Club members some hints and tips

Pupils at St Mark’s Primary were delighted when a real life Christmas Carol joined their last Singing Club session of the year.

Carol Laula, one of Scotland’s top recording artists dropped into the school in Hamilton to give the keen Primary 4 to  Primary 7 singers some hints and tips.

Carol’s first single was released in 1990 and now, seven albums later, she is cemented in Scotland’s hall of fame as one of the best singer-songwriters in the country’s history.

Carol said: “I was really chuffed to have been asked along to St Mark’s singing club and I was very impressed with how fantastic they all were. They performed a couple of songs for me and I was struck by how confident they all were. They sounded like angels and it’s easy to see and hear the hard work and effort they’ve all put in to their singing.

"We also had a wee sing along and a Q&A session and I enjoyed every minute. The kids seemed to have fun too and it was really special to see their smiling faces at this time of year. I hope I get invited along again as I’ll be there with bells on!”

Alison McGrory, a St Mark’s parent who is responsible for the Singing Club, said: “The children have all worked so hard since August and have come on in leaps and bounds. I think that Carol’s visit was an ideal way to end the year on a high. We really appreciate that she took the time out of her busy schedule and I know that the children got so much out of the experience.”

And St Mark’s Head Teacher, Caroline Campbell, said: “We are very proud of our Singing Club and their fantastic achievements throughout the year. We were delighted that Carol was able to come and see how talented our children are and I know that the session has enriched their learning.”

A Christmas remix of Envy of Angels (taken from Carol’s latest album - The Bones Of It) is available to buy now from iTunes. All proceeds go to MS Society (Scotland).