School children across Huntingdonshire have been busy performing their festive plays and nativities as the countdown to Christmas continues.
From traditional productions featuring Mary, Joseph, and the three wise men, right through to more modern adaptations, audiences across the district have been treated to a feast of song, dance, and colourful costumes to mark the beginning of the festive period.
This week, we are featuring a selection of some of the nativities that have taken place in recent weeks from schools in Huntingdon, St Ives, Ramsey and the surrounding villages.
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Thorndown Community Junior School
Reception children at Thorndown Primary School performed their take on Wriggly Nativity earlier this month, with more than 200 family members coming to see the show.
A spokesman said: “The children thoroughly enjoyed performing and we were all incredibly proud of how well they handled performing to such a large crowd.”
Years 1 and 2 at the school also took to the stage with a performance of The Very Hopeless Camel, where a camel must lead the three wise men to baby Jesus.
Wheatfields Primary School
Children at Wheatfields Primary School welcomed in the festive spirit with their interpretation of the traditional nativity earlier this month.
The performance, on December 7 and 8, saw shepherds, angels, kings and stars take to the stage, with other children playing Mary, Joseph and their loyal donkey.
A spokesman said: “The children in reception at Wheatfields Primary School thoroughly enjoyed performing the nativity to their family and friends.”
Westfield Junior School
More than 80 children had speaking parts during the production of Ebenezer at Westfield Junior School this year.
The play, on December 12 and 13, saw Year 3 children perform in a supporting choir, while Year 4 pupils took on acting roles.
A spokesman said: “Although the children were given about half as much rehearsal time as for their production of Alice in Wonderland last year, they put on a terrific show over four performances.”
Holywell C of E Primary
Pupils from Willow Class at Holywell Primary School performed Wriggly Nativity on December 12 and 14.
The cast included shepherds, stars, angels, and kings, plus Mary and Joseph, with a donkey and other animals in the onstage stable.
A spokesman said: “The children sang beautifully and everyone was so proud of them.”
Ramsey Spinning Infant School
Children in Foundation Stage classes gave two performances of A Miracle In Town to family and friends this week.
The cast sang a variety of songs. For most of the children it was the first time they had performed on a stage to a big audience.
Stukeley Meadows Primary School
Children from the school’s Reception classes gave performances of The Nursery Rhyme Nativity to friends and family last week.
More than 60 youngsters took part in the production which saw them learn a host of songs around the classic nativity theme.
Huntingdon Primary School
Pupil’s from the school’s reception classes all donned their costumes and sang their hearts out as they performed their version of the nativity to audiences last week.
Godmanchester Community Primary School
Youngsters from the school took part in two festive shows.
Early in the week, Years 1 and 2 performed their play Straw and Order which told the story of the donkeys and cows who were having an argument over a stable until a special baby boy was born.
Children in the school’s foundation year classes were also given the chance to perform as they took to the stage to showcase their play Busy, Busy Bethlehem.
Alconbury Church of England Primary School
Almost all of the pupils at the school took part in this year’s production of Strictly the Nativity in front of friends and family this week.
The classes sang a variety of songs and performed a host of dances which parents called: “the best nativity they have seen in many years”.
Hartford Infant School’s Year 1 pupils performed Born in a Barn for this year’s nativity.
The Key Stage 2 pupils performed dances and readings and sang carols for a concert called Christmas by Candlelight. Highlights were Rudolf the Red-nosed Reindeer, which was sung in French and some impressive street dancing. All 120 year group children then took to the stage and sang We Wish You a Merry Christmas.
The school’s Reception classes performed The Perfect Nativity. Key Stage One children took part in a production called Shine Star Shine.
Children from the Early Years Unit at Bushmead Primary School took part in a traditional nativity play on December 12.
The 59 pupils, aged four and five, took part in a production called C-h-r-i-s-t-m-a-s spells Christmas which told the story of Christ’s birth. The school’s head of early years, Caroline Howitt, said: “The children did a fantastic job and the parents absolutely loved it.”