PUPILS from Dickens Heath Community Primary School hit all the right notes and were crowned winners of the 2023 Touchwood School Christmas Choir Competition.
The school had 877 votes to come out on top out of a total of 20 schools who entered the competition.
Touchwood presented the school with a prize of £1,000, which will be invested in their music department to support learning and development in the arts.
Kineton Green and Tidbury Green primary schools took home the silver and bronze positions respectively, with 128 votes separating the first and second placed choirs.
Kate Maddock, music co-ordinator, Dickens Heath Community Primary School, added: “We are delighted to have won the Touchwood Christmas Choir Competition.
“Our choir members always love the opportunity to sing at Touchwood and it has become a significant part of our Christmas preparations.
“The generous prize of £1,000 is very welcome when budgets are so tight and will be reinvested into musical activities in school.”
The competition, hosted by the Solihull shopping centre takes place every year throughout December and has become a festive tradition for local residents and visitors over the 16 years since its launch.
Lucy Burnett, marketing anager at Touchwood, said: “The School Christmas Choir Competition is a long-standing tradition at Touchwood, and one that we are
passionate about continuing.
” It is a pleasure to host the competition each year and showcase our young local talent to shoppers and visitors.
“The Dickens Heath choir performance stood out as a clear winner, and we congratulate the pupils on their success.
“We look forward to supporting the development of the Dickens Heath music department and seeing the stars of our local community emerge.”