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French touch to Lowestoft school’s Advent celebrations

St Mary’s Primary in Lowestoft celebrated Advent with a variety of special events including a nativity play performed entirely in French. 

All the children in Reception to Year 2 performed a wonderful nativity to a packed audience of families.  Years 4-6 participated in an Advent service in the beautiful setting of Our Lady’s church, including readings, songs and hymns. 

Year 6 carried on the school’s tradition of performing a nativity completely in French.  It was written by Mary Hunt, former teacher in the school, who kindly returns each year to help the children learn their parts. 

The performance finished with children saying Happy Christmas in all the different languages represented by the families in the community.  This teaches the children to be proud of their own culture and to respect each other.  

Joyeux Noël et bonne année pour 2017.

Pictured top are children in the French nativity play and, above, carol singers at the Advent service. You can watch videos of both events below.