On Monday 15th December, the School held its annual Carol Service at St Mary's Church, Southampton. The Chamber Orchestra and 180 singers in the combined choirs led the singing and it was good to see a number of Old Edwardians returning from busy terms at university to join them. Music included a wide range of carols from the traditional 'Away in a Manger' and 'Silent Night' to 'Bogoróditse Djévo' by Arvo Pärt and Philip Stopford’s 'Lully Lulla'. A packed congregation filled the church and the traditional Christmas service was followed by mulled wine and mince pies. The retiring collection of £883.78 has been donated to the Isaac Leal Fund and the New Forest Nightstop Charity.