On a cold and crisp December morning, the children of Churcher’s College Nursery gathered outside to present to parents, siblings and teachers their very first Nativity play.
Dressed as angels, they sang Away in a Manger with a little baby Jesus passed amongst them. Donkey’s ears were worn for Little Donkey, and a sparkling star was lit in the ‘stable’ in the Nursery garden for Twinkle Twinkle Little Star. Happy Chanukah was sung to mark the Jewish Festival of Light, whilst one pupil held a handmade menorah. The performance was brought to a cheerful close with children and parents joining together to sing We Wish You a Merry Christmas. Parents were served mince pies and hot drinks in Honeypot Hall in the Nursery to warm up after the children’s sparkling outdoor performance.
Annabel Knowles, Head of Churcher’s College Nursery, said: “This is the girls and boys very first experience of performing in front of parents which is a big event for any child. I am very proud of our children who have learnt these songs and made donkeys ears especially for all the grown-ups to enjoy today. Well done children!”
Churcher’s College Nursery is nestled in the grounds of the Junior School in Liphook, where children are welcome to join from the term they turn three years of age. There ae two classes: Owls and the very youngest are the Pussycats.