Stars Are Born in School Nativities


The Reception children at Badgemore School delighted audiences with their rendition of a traditional nativity. The young performers brought the timeless Christmas tale to life, infusing the classic narrative with toe-tapping songs that had the audience enchanted throughout. One standout moment was a particularly adorable song that told the story of Mary and Joseph trying to find somewhere to stay in Bethlehem, knocking on cardboard boxes as inn doors. The imaginative use of props added an extra layer of cuteness to the performance.

Sacred Heart

The whole school performed Born This Night with each class performing a different scene from the nativity story.  From reception who were cute lambs, Year 3 Romans, up to Year 6 who played different parts in each scene giving lots of the children the opportunity to have speaking parts.  The school got the chance to perform some of the songs from the play at the opening night of the Living Advent Calendar this year which were all accompanied by Makaton signing which added to delight of the play and one song was accompanied by Year 6 pupils playing the ukulele.  Our favourite was My Name is Donkey.

St Mary’s

Children at St Mary’s school captivated their audience with their performance of ‘I’m Gonna Shine’ – a fun and modern twist on the Christmas nativity story. The production featured a number of catchy songs, including ‘Wise Men, Wise Men,’ ‘Can You Hear the Angels Singing?’ and ‘Off We Go!’

The storyline unfolded with a stellar cast, including a brilliant shining star delivering an incredible solo, some wonderful wise men and a very welcoming couple of inn-keepers – as well as Mary and Joseph of course!

Rehearsals for ‘I’m Gonna Shine’ – which involved children from Nursery, Reception, Year 1, and Year 2 – began after half term. For many of the youngest participants, this was their first experience of performing in front of a live audience.

Catherine Yoxall, Marketing and Communications Manager for the school, said, “We were very proud of how hard they worked to learn their lines and their songs, and it was a joy to see how even those who were a little nervous beforehand, grew in confidence and really enjoyed their performances!”

Valley Road

Baarmy Bethlehem was Valley Road’s Key Stage 1 play this year with lots of the younger children playing adorable cute lambs.  It told the story of Cheeky, Rascal and Scamp the sheep who are real party animals! When they see Bethlehem filling up, they assume it’s for a big celebration and they do not want to miss out! They escape from the flock and make their way into town, but although they find lots of things they love like noise and crowds of people, there is no party. As they continue their search, they come across all the traditional nativity characters and eventually, in the peaceful, quiet stable they find one enormous reason to celebrate and party!

Full of toe-tapping songs, we particularly loved Baa Baa Boogie where the children got to dance too.


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