Oare C of E Primary School’s nativity film which features all the children in the school and is set in the school’s surrounding fields and Oare Hill was released today December 17. The film can be viewed here
The shepherds search for their sheep – a live flock of them and there is plenty of fine acting, singing and atmospheric background music. However, the star of the show is the youngest member of the school community – baby Jasper Merritt, who was born on December 2 to Oare teacher Rachel Merritt.
Gudrun Osborn, Principal of Oare School, told marlborough.news, “When it became clear that we couldn’t go ahead with our usual Christmas nativity and invite the parents into the church we had to think of an alternative.
We are in a unique situation in Oare. The school is in the most beautiful spot and we wanted to use our environment. Real sheep and meeting the real life shepherd had far more impact on the children and really brought the Christmas story to life.
The whole school has been focusing on the value of community this term and making the film has really brought the whole community together.
In the current climate it’s all about finding the positive out of the negative. There have been lots of really good moments and I think we can all learn something new from it. We need to make a film like this every year!”