Pupils’ star turns in Christmas shows
20 December, 2019 — By Samantha Booth and Katie Jenkins
Duncombe School’s Abdulahi and Lisa Marie
THE season of goodwill continued this week as families across the borough turned out for more school festivities.
St Luke’s Primary School in Radnor Street treated parents to a Christmas extravaganza with songs, acting and dance moves. Students of all ages performed carols and songs including We Wish You A Merry Christmas and Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree.
Year 1 and Year 2 pupils gave a twist to the traditional nativity, focusing on a clumsy donkey who must get the stable manger fixed in time for a special guest to Bethlehem.
At Duncombe Primary School in Sussex Way, parents watched a performance of the nativity with children sitting around a Christmas tree telling the traditional story.
Teacher Caroline Hill said: “It’s a wonderful experience for the children in Year 1 to put on a full-scale show, with costumes, props, songs and dances and they really rose to the challenge.
“We are very lucky to have a resident artist who helped us put together the staging, and over 40 back-up singers in Reception and Year 2.”
In their nativity, youngsters at Drayton Park Primary School in Arvon Road told a story about a big star which can’t shine.
Headteacher Annabelle Kapoor said: “With lots of effort, and thanks to lots of encouragement from the other stars, the star finally shines brightly to light the way to the stable.
“The children looked lovely in their costumes and have been smiling through their song rehearsals.”