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Little Amal and the Long Walk

It will come as a surprise to no-one that this week's blog is all about our nativity. And what a nativity it was! It felt so good to be back in the church again and to be able to welcome so many parents that haven't experienced a true Box Primary nativity before: the winter's queue, the squeezing onto pews, the wonderful atmosphere and the magnificent singing in stereo. And weren't the children simply fantastic: the clearly spoken, expressive acting; the sweetly sung solos that brought a tear to my eye; the (mostly) twinkling star dance; and the passionate, evocative singing from the whole school chorus. A nativity that will go down in Box Primary School history for so many reasons, and in the archives of the BBC too!

The BBC visit was an incredible experience for the children to see how television is made, the boring bits -multiple takes, hours of recording for two minutes of footage, sitting around waiting for your turn-, as well as the hugely exciting bits -seeing the camera, being interviewed with a microphone and of course watching to see if you're on TV (Did anyone else rewind to check if that was them in the background?). The children managed all the experience like seasoned professionals and showed us yet again that they are the true inspiration of the school. 

Thank you all for your support as well. The children counted the donation money this morning and we have raised an incredible £712.61 for the British Red Cross. 

And there can be only one way to sign off of this post - in the words of the lambs - baa, baa, baa,.................. baa.