Nativity play delights with tradition

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A TRADITIONAL nativity play is the perfect introduction to Advent and Long Meadow School did not disappoint when they took to the stage last week.

Year One and Two children from the Shenley Brook End school performed their Christmas nativity play ‘It’s a Baby’ to a packed hall of parents and other relatives.

The school followed tradition with classic scenes from the stable and pupils enjoyed singing well-known songs such as ‘O little town of Bethlehem’ and ‘Little Donkey’.

Staff at the school managed to write parts for nearly 120 children.

They then faced the challenge of finding all of the costumes for the youngsters.

Deputy Headteacher, David Morley, said: “The traditional Nativity story is a vital part of our heritage and we are delighted to play an active part in preserving it.

“We are a mixed community at Long Meadow, but that has not stopped children from a huge range of backgrounds taking part.

“We have had such positive feedback from parents and children alike.

“Several parents have said that their children had been singing the songs so much at home that the adults now know the words too.”

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