No auidence and quiet singing at Covid-safe nativity play

Hartford Infant School navity play.

Hartford Infant School navity play. - Credit: Archant

Pupils at Hartford Infant School performed their Nativity story with a difference this year to fit in with coronavirus restrictions.

The Year 1 children had a socially-distance, nursery-time version of the traditional story – in a well-ventilated hall with no audience and quiet singing.

Pupils practised the scenes in their classes were only brought together for the final rehearsal and filmed performance.

However, parents will still be able to enjoy their children’s efforts as the film footage will be made into a spectacular video by Alex Rankin, a past pupil who is now studying post production technology at Staffordshire University.

Headteacher Rae Lee said: “The children responded well to the unusual production and had a great time learning lines, singing nursery themed songs and simple dances.”

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