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Class acts: It’s show time for pupils

13 December, 2019 — By Katie Jenkins

St Andrew’s School, from left: Imaan, Gabrielle, Hamud, Eden Juddah, Malachi, Ivana, Tommy, Nicolas, Lottie-Rose, Tyreese and Anthony

PARENTS flocked to schools throughout the borough to see their little ones perform on stage at nativity productions.

St Mary’s Church of England Primary School in Fowler Road added a critique of modern online fake review culture to their version of the traditional tale of Jesus’s birth.

Inn keepers peddled fake reviews as Mary and Joseph tried to find a space to give birth to God’s son in Bethlehem.

Hugh Myddelton School pupils, from left: George, Mitra, Chelsea and Abdulla

But the innkeepers ended up with egg on their faces as the stable where Jesus was eventually delivered becomes the highest rated hotel in Jerusalem.

Deputy headteacher Laura Mayende said: “I am so proud of our children and the effort they made dressing up. The parents were beaming with pride this week. Well done everyone.”

Another twist on the classic nativity came from Early Years pupils at St Andrew’s Church of England School in Matilda Street.

St Mary’s School nativity had parents ‘beaming with pride’

Their performance called We Three Kings chose to put the wise men centre stage of the classic tale.

Early Years teacher King Abbas, said: “All the children enjoyed taking part in this year’s nativity play. Well done.”

Meanwhile, Early Years children at Hugh Myddelton Primary School in Myddelton Street were transported not to Bethlehem, but to the North Pole.

Ralph the Reindeer told the story of a keen, overlooked young reindeer who needs to save the day when Rudolph comes down with a cold.

George, 4, who played Ralph, said that he loved the play. Asked what he wants for Christmas, he said: “Rollerskates. But I’ll have to ask my mum.”

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