Little Parndon little ones tell traditional Christmas story in modern way

Education: Primary / Tue 22nd Dec 2020 at 06:03am

THE story may have been traditional, but the means to deliver it were every bit the modern day.

Early Years pupils at Little Parndon Primary Academy, in Harlow, turned to the internet to deliver their first nativity play.

With bubbles forced to isolate as preparations began, rehearsals went online, with teachers filming themselves singing and doing the actions for children to learn at home.

They then had a brief time to practise together when they returned to school, before producing a video to share with parents.

Steph Galliers, assistant headteacher and class teacher, said: “We were determined the children should have the experience of performing the nativity play for their parents, even if it had to be presented in a very different way this year. We recorded the songs, which all had to be done outside, and the different scenes in between other events happening in school, such as playtimes, Christmas dinner and class parties. 

“We are very lucky to have a computing curriculum lead, Paige Wakelin, who was so happy to help us to collate all our clips into a wonderful video to share with our parents on the school website.

“I loved seeing the children having so much fun in their costumes. This experience is one that they will be able to look back on and remember with pride.”

Daisy Selvon, class teacher, said: “I am so proud of all of the children. They all worked extremely hard. They looked amazing in their costumes and the acting and singing was superb!”

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