Not Just Another Nativity

Last year, as I sat and watched DD3 as a donkey seller in her year 1 nativity play, I felt sad.

Our school always has the reception children perform the nativity play, with the same characters, the same words and the same songs every year. It was my 6th year of watching it and it can be a little tedious but it never fails to choke me up just a little. We are not religious, but there is something moving about the story and the look on the faces of the kids concentrating on remembering their lines, moves and lyrics. It always makes me well up a bit, even when none of my children are performing in that part of the show.

But last year, I was a bit teary for another reason. read more