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December 2016

  • St. Mary's Nativity

    Published 10/12/16

    Hill House was very pleased to once again host the St. Mary's Nursery Nativity. 170 guests were welcomed by guitarists playing carols in the main entrance. They were then entertained by the children before relaxing in the library with mince pies and mulled wine.

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  • Foundation & Key Stage 1 Nativities

    Published 09/12/16

    The Foundation Stage pupils took to the stage to perform their Christmas Nativity for family and friends.

    With a packed theatre, the pupils presented a wonderful version of a traditional Nativity, 'A Miracle in Town'. There were dancing camels who were disappointed they could only have grass to eat; three very majestic Kings who delivered their gifts with confidence; Mary and Joseph; the shepherds and a host of angels who really brought this wonderful Nativity to life.

    It was a delight to watch such young children deliver their lines with confidence alongside two very beautiful angels who brought a tear to everybody's eye when they both sang solos.

    Well done to all pupils in the Foundation Stage and to all the teachers.

    Key Stage One pupils also performed their Nativity to packed audiences.

    This year following on from their topic on the Victorians they chose to do "The Match Girl's Christmas."

    The show is set within a Victorian Christmas fair and cleverly interweaves two stories; Hans Christian Andersen's 'The Little Match Girl' and the story of the Nativity.

    The children were amazing, coping well with dialogue and song. Having eighty pupils on the stage all performing and working together was amazing to see. Well done everyone.

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  • A Christmas Carol

    Published 01/12/16

    Pupils from Year 3 to Year 9 performed a vibrant adaptation of Charles Dickens' treasured novel, A Christmas Carol, to packed audiences in the school theatre.
    During the performances, the audience were taken on a journey that saw the mean-spirited Scrooge rediscover his sense of humanity and joy through a series of visitations from the spirits of Christmases past, present, and those yet to be. We set off on this whirlwind tour of his life with a visit from the ghost of Jacob Marley, his former partner in business. Scrooge gradually lands in a reality where the importance of counting coins is replaced with learning to put those coins into the hands of people in greater need than himself.
    The pupils succeeded in treating us to a production that was filled with ghostly visions, humorous moments, and a swelling sense of warmth and hope, as is the Christmas spirit.
    This adaptation of the musical offered many challenges that saw everyone, from the Year 3 street urchins to the impressive ghosts, stretch themselves and try something a little different. Well done to all involved.

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