Today I want to share about school Nativity plays, an important part of our calendar.
This morning I attended the Infant Christmas Concerts for Primary One, Primary Two and Primary Three pupils at our local school – yes…concertS – three separate ones, one for each year group. By the end of the morning we had seen 230 pupils, all singing their hearts on, in amazing costumes. Every child had a part to play – including a particular snowman, close to my heart.
This is my 8th year having kids at this school, and I have yet to see the same version of the Christmas Story performed.
The enthusiasm of the staff and kids is infectious, and we were all singing along and clapping. In the midst of it all, the message was the same – it started with a special baby born in Bethlehem, but there is so much more to Christianity than the birth of Jesus. We should also be very thankful that we can freely share and celebrate our faith in state schools, I know this is not possible in many other countries.
My son’s year, Primary One, performed “The Grumpy Mummy”
P2 was “The Christmas Recipe” (heavily featuring our new school Parent Teacher Associate Recipe Book!)
Primary 3 was very up to date with “email Jesus @ Bethlehem” with texting shepherds, emailing angels, and even featured the Evening News with the reporters interviewing eye-witness to the events at Bethlehem.
If you are not in the mood for Christmas before these concerts, you certainly will be afters. Without seeing the plays it is hard to explain how you can have guitar playing robins, Elvis, scarecrows, french chefs and snowmen as part of the Christmas story – they really have to be seen to be believed!
Obviously I can’t share any more photos than of my own wee snowman, so here he is again!
Come back tomorrow – see what else I can find to
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