Little angels, shepherds and wise men heralded the start of Christmas with a traditional nativity tale
The children, aged five-seven, had spent five weeks rehearsing their lines for the production which told the tale of the grumpy innkeeper who kept being disturbed by visitors to the baby Jesus.
Year 2 teacher Samantha Parker said:
“All of the children have thoroughly enjoyed learning their roles and dressing up to perform in the play.
“Christmas really isn’t Christmas without a traditional nativity and it’s important to help the children understand the real reason why we celebrate this time of year.”
Bede Academy Primary Head teacher Irene Watson said:
“It takes a lot of nerve to come on stage, remember your lines, and perform to such a large audience.
“All of the children did a wonderful job, they each had a part to play and all sang beautifully.”
Parent Jennean Aydeniz, whose daughter Esra, six, took on the lead role of Mary alongside Max Elliott, seven, as Joseph, added:
“Esra was really excited to be playing Mary.
“Her twin sister Elize, who is one of the singers, helped her to learn her lines at home and they have both been practising the songs.
“It was a wonderful performance by everyone and a lovely way to start Christmas.”