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Community Advent Calendar Day 2 - Remembering our school nativities!

Cher_ScopeCher_Scope Community Team Posts: 2,401 Disability Gamechanger
edited December 2020 in Coffee lounge

As we carry on our countdown to the big day, let's take our minds back to being in primary school.  The cold wooden hall, those awfully uncomfortable pine benches and the creative masterpiece of the school year - the nativity.



An ornamental Mary Joseph and baby Jesus in the manger


My personal memories

I have two nativities that stand out in my mind.  One was when I made a guest appearance in my sisters nativity as the big guy himself, baby Jesus.  I remember laying in a plastic washing basket trying my best to appear serene and holy which must have worked as the head teacher lifted me up to a round of applause at the end  :D   

The other was when I was, inevitably, the Inn Keeper's wife.  I wanted to be an angel so badly that I had a very sullen look on my face as we declared 'THERE IS NO ROOM AT THIS INN'.  

Does anyone remember playing the wooden blocks to the tune of little donkey too?    :D

Over to you:

  • Can you remember your nativity? 
  • What songs did you sing? 
  • And who did you play - an inn-keeper with a tea towel on your head, or one of the much sought after names, like Mary or Joseph?

Share with me your memories in the comments below and let's take ourselves back there this gloomy Sunday!
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  • janer1967janer1967 Community champion Posts: 6,138 Disability Gamechanger
    I remember being an angel with a tinsel halo and white sheet and my then little boyfriend was a shepherd 

    The best memory was watching my sons first nativity he was one of the three kings and carried gold parcel proud mummy moment lots of tears . 
  • Cher_ScopeCher_Scope Community Team Posts: 2,401 Disability Gamechanger
    @janer1967 I'm frankly jealous of you being an angel, and bless you having a little shepherd boyfriend  <3

    Ahhh there's nothing sweeter than seeing children in them.  I've loved watching my nephews grow up and remember one year my youngest one played the part of a pig in the stable  :D
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  • 66Mustang66Mustang Member Posts: 3,717 Disability Gamechanger
    I was always a narrator as I scored high in English tests which was apparently how they were chosen and also I was rubbish at acting and singing :D
  • leeCalleeCal Member Posts: 2,675 Disability Gamechanger
    I was too shy to be in the school plays. Now given that I’m overweight I’d probably play the part of Bethlehem.😄
  • Cher_ScopeCher_Scope Community Team Posts: 2,401 Disability Gamechanger
    @leeCal Ahhh stop it  :D I can just imagine you as one of the three kings.  

    @66Mustang Ooh the narrator was an important role! 

    Did you all sing away in a manger?  That song makes me emotional and I'm not sure why.
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  • Ross_ScopeRoss_Scope Community Team Posts: 2,001 Pioneering
    In primary school I was the narrator, along with a girl I fancied at the time :D 

    No idea how I ended up being the narrator, but I remember it being fun!
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  • Tori_ScopeTori_Scope Community Team Posts: 2,747 Disability Gamechanger
    I remember having a couple of different roles over the years. I was definitely a narrator at one point, and was one of the many, many donkeys we had another year. 
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  • Ross_ScopeRoss_Scope Community Team Posts: 2,001 Pioneering
    Which of those roles did you prefer @Tori_Scope ?

    Narrator or donkey, it's an important question :) 
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  • Tori_ScopeTori_Scope Community Team Posts: 2,747 Disability Gamechanger
    Probably donkey @Ross_Scope. Better costume, and less responsibility. 
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