Hosts of angels, flocks of sheep, shepherds, kings, stars, donkeys, Mary and Joseph and the baby lying in a manger – it must be Christmas. In the lead up to the end of term Primary schools in Marlborough and the surrounding area have been busy preparing and performing nativity plays. After last year where schools created nativity films and online performances, 2021 has seen a return of live performances.
At Marlborough St Mary’s the children from Year 2 performed ‘The Big Little Nativity’ with special song performances from Reception and Year 1 classes.
At St Michael’s Aldbourne the nativity play was performed on the penultimate day of term. A spokesman for the school said, “The performances were really wonderful. The children were well rehearsed and confidently delivered the wonderful story of the birth of Jesus. The children were an absolute credit to our school.”
‘A Bundle of Joy’ was performed by the children in KS1 at Ramsbury Primary School. Class 2 children narrated the Nativity, Class 1 children had speaking-acting parts and Reception children joined in with the acting.
Keelin Mathias, Ramsbury School Business Manager, told Marlborough.news, “All the children joined in with the lovely songs, accompanied by our very talented Year 6 teacher and ‘Wiltshire Music Teacher of the Year’, Mrs Sian Haynes.
The children performed the Nativity three times to ‘class/parent bubbles’. In addition, KS2 children performed short Christmas Productions to their parents during the last week of term.
We are delighted to have been able to put the live productions on for parents this year, following strict COVID measures and guidance.”