It’s fun explaining why my son, Milo, is an alien in the school nativity. It’s a sweet twist on the traditional nativity, basically – how would we explain the birth of Jesus to people who’ve never heard of him?
All the children were full of enthusiasm for both singing and speaking parts. I was really proud of Milo’s little ‘Where am I?’ solo. And a special cheer goes to Joseph who carried on when poor Mary got stage fright. And she did so well in the dress rehearsal.
I’m sure, like me, everyone got their proud parent/grandparent, etc moment when they saw their child in action.
If you are a relative of a child in the nativity this year, you can download high res versions of the photos in this blog that I took of the dress rehearsal (for private use eg printing photos, not for social media, etc) from: http://www.flickr.com/photos/secretagentmarketing/sets/72157638639471976/
To download photos – click the one you want, click the three dots in the right hand corner, then select ‘view all sizes’. Then download the size you want.
I’m going to take photos of the Nativity dress rehearsal tomorrow, and remembered these. Having been given the job of ‘official photographer’ by Mrs Cross, I took the photos without a flash so not to annoy everyone, then decided afterwards that none were salvageable. Now looking back at them a year later realised there were a few nice ones.
I love nativities, with all their forgotten lines, nose picking, costume dismantling and so on. They make me smile and then I find that *sniff* I have something in my eye.
Looking forward to tomorrow!
Last week was the – as always – immensely successful school Christmas Fair. There was a huge queue for Santa in his Hazel classroom grotto, lots of games and things to make and do, stalls from local business people, the sweets tombola and the raffle with a boggling set of prizes. As usual I didn’t win anything. I think Jan Stagg won most of it!
Milo blew most of his money on a Dave Minion keyring from the Ducklings toyshop stall (from film Despicable Me for those not in the know). And me? Mine went on mulled wine and fruitless raffle and tombola tickets… All of which helped to raise money for our lovely school.
The PTA supported the cost of the fantastic art week back in October, the week before half term, with arts organisation No Added Sugar. The artwork created included a woodland meadow scene (you can order greetings cards with this design from the school office), a butterfly mosaic, a tile wall and Roald Dahl’s BFG who sits in the school foyer.
Going through all the pictures I’d taken this year and thought this would bring back a touch of the hot sun to the darkest part of winter.
The nativity play is at St Katharine’s Church, Tuesday 17 December 5pm.
PS For the more awake than me, yes this is the 2013 nativity, not next years! 😉
It was great to see so many of you at the May Fair on Saturday. Thanks to your support we raised in excess of £3,000 for school funds.
Marlborough News Online were at the event to take pictures, some of which we’ve reproduced here.
You can see their full report at www.marlboroughnewsonline.co.uk/features