10 December 2017
The Mount Carmel Nativity has marked the start of the Christmas period for the past 32 years and each year the children sing louder and act more confidently than the last. This year was no different and on Monday our preschool children performed their Nativity to an audience of proud parents, grandparents, friends and family. Our actors and actresses put on a show to remember, confidently reciting lines and singing songs to tell the story of the first Christmas. All of the preschool children have done so well in the past few weeks and we can see how much they got out from their Nativity play. They were comfortable and confident on stage and visibly enjoyed the attention and applause from the audience. Parents provided a wonderful range of costumes which enhanced the children’s experience. We were also very grateful to George Spooner who accompanied the children’s singing on his guitar. We took some photos of the children in their costumes, both individually and in groups, which are available to purchase from the hall.
This year’s Nativity was extra special as one of the Mums attending took part in our first ever Nativity way back in 1985. Over the years we have trialled many different ways of putting on the show, the most notable being when we had a barnful of animals in front of the stage with Mary riding in on a donkey. Unfortunately, the donkey wasn’t playing ball and refused to leave the farmer’s trailer, delaying the show and causing chaos in the car park!
Our younger children did a range of interesting activities in the art room this week including collages made from starch based packaging peanuts. These are a great resource for art activities as they stick to paper and to each other when wet and help develop the children’s fine motor skills. If you get any parcels over the coming weeks with these packing peanuts please save them for us.
We are having a Christmas jumper day in aid of Save the Children on Friday which will be the last day of term. All children are invited to wear a Christmas jumper instead of their uniform in exchange for a small donation to this worthwhile charity.
Our Christmas holiday club is running from 18th-22nd December and 3rd-6th January. There are a few sessions remaining (which could be a perfect opportunity for last minute Christmas shopping) so please let us know this week if you wish to book a place for your child.
Next week’s item for show and tell is a Christmas decoration.