Nativity with a difference

Applegarth Nativity play
Applegarth Nativity play

EXCITED youngsters spread their wings to lay on a version of the Nativity called ‘Whoops-A-Daisy Angel’ at a day nursery in Linby.

A cast of 70 children at Applegarth on Robey Close took part in the production, which took to the stage for two performances at the historic St Michael’s Church in the village.

Sellout audiences, packed with 140 parents and friends, watched the show on each night. Through ticket sales and donations, the event raised a total of £850.

Half of the cash collected is to be presented to St Michael’s, while the rest of the money has been used to buy equipment at the nursery, inclding new kit for a book room and sensory room and construction toys, which workers have dubbed “an early Christmas present”.

The production’s story followed a group of clumsy angels who, because they are ‘whoops-a-daisy’, never get important jobs. But they come through when they find Mary and Joseph at the birth of Jesus.

Lynsay Clarke, an early years teacher at Applegarth, said: “The children worked very hard, it was amazing.”

n OUR PHOTO shows a scene from the play.