The Pre-Prep children, looking resplendent in their costumes, gave two fantastic performances of The Nativity on Friday 6 December. The Corinthian Room was transformed by Mrs Ross's magical backdrop, into a wintry scene from a birds-eye view. A shivering Robin, Henry Cook (Year 2, Baker) was encouraged by the friendly Dove, Kalina Kaltschmidt (Year 2, Symonds) to join a flock of birds to fly south to Bethlehem, where it would be a lot warmer!
On the way, they met shepherds and lost sheep, endearingly played by the Reception Class, along with some angels and wise men acted by Year One. Finally, the birds arrived at the stable and presented their gift of 'song' to the baby Jesus.
All the pupils performed well but special mention should be given to Monty Bolton's (Year 2, Lockwood) hilarious portrayal of a bird-watching narrator, complete with binoculars and bird book, and a delightful solo by Lily Charles (Year 2, Gwyn) as the star over the stable. All the children sang beautifully and the parents showed their appreciation throughout, before adjourning to the blazing fire of the Mansion House for some festive refreshments.