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Children gear up for festive plays

PUBLISHED: 15:37 17 December 2001 | UPDATED: 11:02 03 March 2010

STAFF at Rosehill County Primary are putting the final finishing touches to their festive show, involving all 298 pupils.

It will be split into three plays from: Whoops a Daisy Angel – a modern nativity about a clumsy angel asked to spread the word about Jesus – which will be performed by the youngest pupils.

STAFF at Rosehill County Primary are putting the final finishing touches to their festive show, involving all 298 pupils.

It will be split into three plays from: Whoops a Daisy Angel – a modern nativity about a clumsy angel asked to spread the word about Jesus – which will be performed by the youngest pupils.

The middle school will treat the audience to The Real Father Christmas, which focuses on the moral issues of Christmas.

Pupils from the upper school, who have been learning about the Egyptians, will perform Crikey Moses, based on the Old Testament. It involves spectacular lighting effects which will be used in scenes such as the parting of the red sea.

Deputy head teacher Christine Ashford, said: "The children really enjoy it. It helps with their self-esteem, speaking and listening.

"They have been practising hard and it always astounds me their enthusiasm doesn't dampen."

They were due to open in their plays today. Their will also be performances at 1.30pm and in the evening tomorrow. The proceeds from tickets at priced £1 go to charities chosen by the school council.

Meanwhile youngsters from a nursery are set to spread some festive cheer to residents of an Ipswich nursing home.

Tots from the Small World Kindergarten are getting ready to entertain residents of Anglesea Heights Nursing Home tomorrow with their nativity, Whoops a Daisy Angel.

The youngsters have already wooed a packed-out audience of parents and grandparents, with two performances with their final show at Anglesea Heights.

It is based around the story of an accident-prone angel who is given the important job of leading three kings to Bethlehem.

Trevor Tasker, who runs the nursery on Anglesea Road and with his wife, Lynne, the principal, said: "The performance has been already been well received and some parents have come in twice to watch it.

"We are performed at the Anglesea Heights Nursing home for the first time last year and the residents were very impressed. They enjoyed it and so did the youngsters."

So far up to 50 children from Small World Kindergarten have taken part over the two days.

Small World Kindergarten, which has been running since 1967, has 60 children on its books.


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