CUDDLY sheep, fluffy ducks and sparkly angels, there was room for everyone at Islington primary schools’ Nativity and Christmas plays this year.
The costumes were innovative and inventive as Tribune photographers discovered as they did the rounds of the schools.
At Sacred Heart, Christmas puddings sang as loudly as the reindeers and elves next to them as they put on a their special show.
Handy with the scissors and glitter, the pupils at New North Community School fashioned colourful reindeer antlers and crowns for their play.
Children from St Luke’s Primary School in Radnor Street, Finsbury, paid a trip to Holly Farm for their Nativity play. The Year 2 children dressed up for their production of Away in a Manger.
It was an island Christmas for pupils from St John the Evangelist Primary as they treated parents to a sunny festive show. All the traditional Nativity characters were there, beefed up with a chorus of angels, as the infants sang and acted their hearts out in
A Caribbean Christmas at St John the Evangelist Church in Duncan Terrace.
Christmas head-gear reached new heights at Laycock Primary School as pupils and teachers designed their own festive hats. Teachers spent weeks on their creations, which ranged from a heavy Spitfire to a tower of presents and a fireplace complete with stockings all ready for Santa’s visit.
Pupils enjoyed carols and a festive feast, while wearing hand-made hats of glittery Christmas trees and crowns.
• Children from all over the country will soon be emulating the dulcet tones of Grafton School pupils following the news one of their signature Nativity songs is to be published.
Superstar, written by music teacher Paul Russell for this year’s Christmas play, caught the attention of Sing Up magazine, which is sent to schools nationwide.
It will now be published so other schools can learn the song.
Mr Russell said: “I’m very excited. They want to send it out to other people.”
The school hall was packed with parents and pupils to enjoy Year 3’s production of The Greatest Story Ever Told last week, co-written by Mr Russell and teacher Teifi Lazarus.