Nativity shows are a real festive treat

With the nativity season in full flow many little girls and boys have been taking to the stage for the first time.

Youngsters have been dressing up, getting into character and delighting their parents, grandparents and friends as they sing and act their Christmas productions.

Some schools chose to perform the traditional nativity play, whilst others added their own twist or adopted a different theme.

The children of Alderley Edge Community Primary School are celebrating the build up to Christmas by retelling the story of the very first Christmas in two very different ways.

The Infant children are telling the story via a modern play called The Prickly Hay where the Year 1 children act and speak the main parts with the reception and Year 2 classes supporting with some fabulous singing.

The Junior children will be performing their nativity and carol service on Wednesday, 20th December when they will perform traditional carols mixed with some current carols along with modern interpretations of Victorian carols.

Headteacher Mr Perry said "I feel immensely proud of the staff for enabling the children to not only produce such amazing nativity services but also to learn so many lines and song words."

He continued "As we have done for many years, all services will be concluded with a collection for Francis House Children's Hospice. Over the last few years we have raised over £7,000 for this charity showing that once again the children (and parents) can live up to the children's own motto of 'making a difference'."

The Ryleys School held two nativities this year, a Pre-School Nativity and a Reception Nativity.

Headteacher, Mrs Julia Langford, said: "It was a delight to see both Pre-School and Reception perform in their Christmas nativities. Many of the children performed on the stage for the very first time with some of the children being just two years old. They sang their songs beautifully and delivered their lines with a great deal of confidence. Huge congratulations to everyone who was involved."

At Nether Alderley Primary the infants did two great performances of Angel Express for which the angels had to learn a new song to welcome the arrival of baby Jesus.



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Robin Pye
Thursday 28th December 2017 at 4:28 pm
It was a real privilege and pleasure to host so many nativity and carol services in the run up to Christmas at St. Philip & St. James church. Each service found a new way to bring out the meaning of the familiar Christmas story so that everybody present could reflect on its relevance to their lives.

Can I thank all those kind people who have brought food and other gifts into church for distribution to neighbours who have lost their jobs, been made homeless or are struggling in other ways.

I hope and pray that we are all having a happy Christmas.