Calliope students prepped for carols night

KEIRA Toy, Hollie Skyring and Jack Quirk know their Christmas carols like the back of their hands.

The Calliope State School children are ready to show off what they have been practicing for six weeks at the Calliope Christmas Carols tomorrow night.

Prep students Keira and Hollie, both 5, are itching to get on stage in their outfits - elf and Mrs Clause.

"We are singing Rudolph. My favourite part of the song is when the other reindeers let Rudolph play with them," Keira said.

Hollie likes the part: 'Why is your nose so bright?'

SET TO SING: Hollie Skyring, 5, Jack Quirk, 11, and Keira Toy, 5, can’t wait to sing their hearts out at the Calliope community carols tomorrow night.
SET TO SING: Hollie Skyring, 5, Jack Quirk, 11, and Keira Toy, 5, can’t wait to sing their hearts out at the Calliope community carols tomorrow night. Laura Mckee

The free event is expected to draw a crowd of 5000-7000 people at the Calliope Rodeo Grounds. Hollie and Keira haven't performed in front of such a large crowd before, but Jack is an experienced artist.

"I have danced in front of 1000 people before," he said.

Calliope Scouts will perform in a nativity play with real animals.

And what does this trio want from Santa? "I would ask Santa for everyone to be happy," Jack said.

"I would ask for everyone to smile," Hollie said.

"My Christmas tree died so I would ask Santa for a new one," Keira said.

Calliope Community Carols

  • Calliope Rodeo Grounds, from 4pm
  • Nativity play and choir from 5.45pm
  • 40 stalls, kids activities, Caitlyn Shadbolt from 8pm
  • Funds raised will go towards the Breaky Club


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