Christmas is almost here and children all over Chester have been doing their bit to spread the word about the story of the birth of Jesus.

Traditional nativities or tales with an angelic twist have kept parents busy dressing donkeys, stars and kings for their children’s Christmas performances.

 

Newton Primary School

Infant children at Newton Primary School have been busy preparing for their Christmas nativity, Gabriel’s Big Break .

In the play, Gabriel proves himself worthy by completing a list of jobs in preparation for the birth of Jesus and concludes with a great big party!

Children worked closely with Gill Reeder from Deafness Support Network, Chester who taught them sign language for a song called See the Baby.

Belgrave Primary School

Belgrave reception children got in character from a cat to a King for their nativity which was called Jesus’s Christmas Party .

Overleigh St Mary's CE Primary School

At Overleigh St. Mary's CE Primary School in Handbridge, 180 infants performed Busy, Busy Bethlehem to friends and family as part of their Christmas nativity.

A busy Bethlehem soldier forgets about all his organising when a special baby is born.

St Oswald's Primary School

Pupils from reception and Year 1 at St Oswald's CE Primary in Mollington performed a  'Wriggly Nativity’ for parents and grandparents.

Upton Heath CE Primary School

After lots of practising and hard work, Upton Heath CE Primary School’s Foundation Stage children performed their nativity Born in a Barn for their families.

They told the story of the joy of the animals in the barn when a special baby is born.

Hammond Preparatory School

The children at The Hammond Preparatory School recently performed a Christmas assembly, with a nativity and carols, for their parents at school in the morning, followed by another performance at Orchard Manor Care Home in Upton, Chester in the afternoon. 

Kelsall Primary School

Infant children at Kelsall Primary School told their version of the story from the view of a grumpy inn keeper who is just trying to get some sleep but is repeatedly woken by visitors.  He has rather a short temper but his mood is lightened on meeting the new baby who he discovers has been born in his stable.

Frodsham Manor House Primary School

Putting a different spin on the greatest story ever told, infants from Frodsham Manor House Primary School performed A Midwife Crisis, which even featured talking donkeys.

Helsby Hillside Primary School

Pupils from Years 3 to 6 at Helsby Hillside Primary School performed A Christmas Nativity for proud relatives earlier this week.

Frodsham Weave Vale Primary School

Residents from Meadow Court Nursing Home were treated to a matinee performance based on the book This is the Star by children from Frodsham Weaver Vale Primary School.

Headteacher Sue Mills said: “The whole school conrtibution towards the production was wonderful. Staff and children worked very hard to put on an amazing performance.”

Tarporley CE Primary School

Infant children at Tarporley CE Primary School shared the Christmas story with family and friends through a traditional ativity at St Helen’s Church with candles lighting Mary and Joseph’s journey.

Proud parents were treated to dancing camels, twinkling stars, a very little donkey and star struck kings and shepherds as the Year 2 children confidently retold the story of the very first Christmas. Headteacher Kerry Forrester said: "We are very proud of all the children and adults who worked so hard to make this evening special."