Two Nativity Plays were performed this week to a large audiences. The first by Nursery and Reception who recreated the Biblical story of the birth of Jesus through song and verse. The children expressed their talents through this marvelous celebration.
The second play, entitled 'A Midwife Crisis', and was performed by Year 1 and Year 2 pupils. This modern Nativity play was about a very busy midwife who never misses an important birth and is extremely excited when she hears that a King is about to be born in Bethlehem. She rushes out into the night in search of a shiny golden palace fit for a King. Her donkey, Steve, doesn't think he's ever heard of Bethlehem Palace, but the midwife is in no mood to listen - where else would a King be born?
On reaching Bethlehem, the townspeople, shepherds and kings haven't heard of Bethlehem Palace either and the midwife starts to worry she might be late. However, with the help of some gospel-singing angels and a very bright star, the midwife is led to a humble stable to find the very special baby already waiting for her.
Both Nativity Plays were full of character and colour and performed beautifully. Huge thanks to all staff, parents and family members, and of course the pupils for all their hard work in making these plays such a success.
Nine Lessons and Carols will be performed by the remainder of the Preparatory Department (Years 3-6) on Thursday. The whole school Christmas Carol Service takes place on 16th December at 2pm at Christchurch.