Our Inaugural Nativity

Tuesday 9th December- after 2 weeks of rehearsing our inaugural nativity took place - it was organised chaos with lots of stars but as many  reluctant performers, but we had a full church and the performance was really well received!



We got all of the children up to the church half an hour early and dressed them all in their costumes...


The 3 and 4 year olds were given the main roles and they really looked the part all dressed up! (We bought the nativity set - costumes and props, including, camels,manger and gifts from the closing down sale of the Munchkins Kindergarten at South Littleton).

The younger children had been to the church to rehearse too and all knew the words to the songs, joining in enthusiastically at group time practices at nursery. So we had lots of lovely little lambs and cherubim to support the bigger shepherds, sheep and angels.

Lots of the parents and grand parents were very creative in making lovely costumes for the younger children, thanks so much for all your hard work!

During rehearsals the children were word perfect and knew exactly what to do, but through in over 100 eager audience members and fractious 1 and 2 year old lambs and it was a slightly different story!

But.... Mary and Joseph did 'Go up to Bethlehem' as all of the other children sang along...

The angels did their little dance (some a little reluctantly!) over to the shepherds after we all sang 'Baa, baa, black sheep'...

...and they all ended up at the stable too!



The beautiful star (guess which song accompanied her!!- 'Twinkle, twinkle CHRISTMAS star), 

led the kings on their camels to Bethlehem and they all remembered their lines, although they may not have been heard over tearful little ones!!

Then just a 'Happy Birthday to Jesus!' and 'We wish you a Merry Christmas' from the whole cast and they all earned cakes for a fabulous performance.

We want to say a big thank you to everyone who came to support Grasshoppers'  first ever nativity, I think the consensus is that we should do it every year!! (Even if this does make staff prematurely grey from stress!!)