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P2 Nativity 2016

This term has been very busy for the pupils of Primary 2 as they have learned about Jesus’ birth and prepared to share their learning with the school, their families and the wider community of St John’s Academy.

The children learned about the key roles each person played from the moment Mary said yes to Angel Gabriel and agreed to be the mother of this special baby, Jesus, until the kings arrived at the stable to honour the ‘new king.’

The children worked very hard to learn the songs and challenged themselves to narrate the events and play the roles of the characters. Originally Diarmuid didn’t want a speaking role: ‘I didn’t want a speaking part because I thought the people might not hear me but I really wanted to be a soldier. I had to practise my words and say them loudly and clearly and I did it.’

The narrators ably told the story as the other children listened and followed the directions. Jessica (a narrator) couldn’t believe the number of people who came to see the play. ‘I felt nervous but excited when I saw all of the people.’

From innkeepers, shepherds and sheep, kings with camels, (not forgetting Herod) following a star to dancing angels, all the children played their roles with precision and enthusiasm.

‘My job was very important. I was the donkey and I had to lead Mary and Joseph all the way to Bethlehem.’ said Patrick.

‘I was an angel and I loved it.’ said Lacey

‘We told everyone the important message that ‘Jesus the son of God is born!’’ said Kacper.

 ‘The Nativity’ was written by Niki Davies.  dsc_4407-comp

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