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Stars are born! Nativity plays showcase rising talent

04 January, 2019

Little angels: Furkhan, Esperanza, Mert, Sophia and Ajanta at Montem Primary

O LITTLE Town of Bethlehem! Hundreds of parents flocked to schools throughout the borough to see their little ones perform on stage at nativity productions.

Year 1 and 2 pupils at Montem Primary School in Holloway dressed up for the festive performance. Every scene in the play was introduced with expertly delivered lines from pupils who had been rehearsing since October for the big day.

Teacher Jemma Standen, who organised the performance, said: “It was really lovely to see a few weeks of hard work come together. The children were amazing.”

Scores of parents squeezed into the ass­embly hall at the Hornsey Road school. Montem headteacher Peachey David said: “It was a delight to see children singing with such joy and remember­ing so many words to so many songs.”

Clerkenwell Parochial’s Lyza Squire-Grier, Genesis Odoh and Oreon Beyene 

Every student at Clerkenwell Parochial School dressed up for their school performance, staged at St Mark’s Church in Myddelton Square.

They presented the nativity from the perspective of a shepherd who befriends Joseph the carpenter and his heavily pregnant wife Mary.

Headteacher Amanda Szewczyk-Radley said: “It’s fabulous that every child is involved. They have thoroughly enjoyed the process of singing and dancing.

“I’ve got everybody in a costume!”

Ms Szewczyk-Radley even loaned pupils items from her own wardrobe for the production. “That’s my blue scarf there,” she said, pointing to Mary’s headdress.

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