Junior School Pupils Bring Christmas to Life
Eighty-seven children from Key Stage One at Stamford Junior School performed their nativity play, ‘The Magical Christmas Jigsaw’, to a captivated audience of parents and staff.
The play told the Christmas story through the experience of five children who are shopping at a Christmas market. They find a stall selling old toys, one of which is a battered old jigsaw. The Toy Seller gives the puzzle to the children if they agree to put it together on Christmas Eve. As the pieces of the puzzle are put together, so the story of Christmas is told, beginning with the Nazarenes being told by Roman Soldiers about the census and with the Shepherds hearing the Good News from the Angels. The Wise Men visit Herod’s palace, but are safely led on to Bethlehem by the Star and gradually the Nativity tableau is built up ready for the finale.
Claire Hughes, Teacher at Stamford Junior School, said: “All the staff are very proud of how well the children performed. Some of the performers had an incredible amount of lines to learn and they were fantastic.”