Christmas just wouldn’t be Christmas without the nativity play, and this year youngsters across our area turned in some truly memorable performances.
Play season kicked off at the beginning of the month at Lyndhurst Pre-Prep School with their nativity called The Landlord’s Cat, set in Bethlehem.
Packed full of catchy songs the performance was well received by parents and grandparents in the packed hall and the costumes looked fantastic.
At Barmby Moor Primary School the early years and FS1 pupils preformed a traditional nativity play entitled ‘Welcome Little Baby’, while KS1 children held a play called ‘Sparkle’.
41 children took part in both performances including some as young as 3 years old from the school’s Little Tots group.
The school’s Key Stage 2 pupils’ play ‘A Ruff Ruff Night in Bethlehem’, also proved a hit with audiences.
Infant pupils at Stamford Bridge Primary School performed their play ‘The Magical Christmas Jigsaw’ on 6 December, telling the story of the nativity through jigsaw pieces.
Sophie Tams,acting assistant headteacher, said; “All of our infants, 118 of them, took part so it was quite a big performance.
“We had a great reception from the audience, who particularly liked the dancing and were very impressed by the children’s acting skills.
“Thank you to the parents for all their help in providing the props and costumes.”
Bugthorpe Primary held two plays this year, a lower school and upper school one.
48 younger children performed their play ‘Christmas with the Aliens’, a twist on the traditional nativity story, last week.
Older pupils at the school chose the pantomime ‘Sleeping Beauty’ this year with around 30 of performers putting on a memorable rendition of the popular tale.
Assistant headteacher, Ian Jones praised the performers and was happy to see the audience joining in the traditional panto oh’s and ah’s.
Like Bugthorpe Primary Pocklington Infants School put on two productions one by foundation pupils and the other by KS1 children.
Foundation focused on the star leading the kings to Bethlehem, in their play called ‘Shine Star Shine’, while the KS1 play ‘It’s a Party’ was about celebrating the birth of Christ.
Headteacher Gill Campbell, said: “We as staff are all really proud of all the children.”
Wilberfoss Primary School pupils showcased their musical talents with their nativity entitled ‘Are We Nearly There Yet’ which told the story of the journey to the nativity.
80 pupils from years 1 2 and 3 took part and the school was delighted to raise £310 for Martin House Hospice with a collection on the door.
Pocklington Junior School’s play was called ‘Tinsel and Teatowels’ and over 100 children from year’s 3 and 4 took part.
Catherine harper, Year 3 Teacher, said: “We did three performances and they all went down very well. They were full of upbeat songs and all the children just shone.”
St Mary’s and St Joseph Roman Catholic Primary’s play entitiled ‘Stable Manners’ was based around the traditional nativity story and also went down very well with audiences.
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