A CHRISTMAS music concert which will bring together children and staff is being organised.

Similar to many other events this year, the concert will be held virtually but still aims to spread some Christmas cheer.

The concert will last around 40 minutes and include performances from children aged between four and sixteen alongside some staff cameos.

Students from Parkside, Yarlside, Victoria and Furness academies will be performing Christmas songs in their classes and choirs.

There will also be some solo places for students and families, who would like to submit their own performances during the concert.

Organiser Michelle Larcombe said: “The annual Christmas concert is a key part of our academic calendar. Under current restrictions we are unable to deliver this as we normally would, so have had to be a little more creative.

“I am so pleased that all the schools in our trust have embraced the idea of a virtual concert and are already working on their performances to be included.

“We have also reached out to staff in our trust and encouraged them, alongside their families, to get involved with our finale performance, a collaborative cover of ‘Do they know it’s Christmas?’

“We hope to bring some Christmas cheer to our schools and wider community in what has been a very strange year for us all.”

The virtual concert will be shared on social media and the Furness Academy website on Thursday December 17.