5 ways you can still run your school nativity this year

You may have thought a school nativity was out of the question, but here are some ideas to ensure it can still happen...

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Standing awkwardly on a small stage while you badly act out a version of the Christmas story is an essential part of any primary school experience. But this year, the nativity is under threat.

On the face of it, putting on any form of show seems impossible amid the current restrictions and so some schools were ready to do a Glastonbury and have a fallow year. 

However, other schools are refusing to be beaten and have found some ingenious ways of pulling a show together (permissions for all pupils who are involved having been confirmed). Here's how they are doing it. 

1. The Christopher Nolan approach

A complex filming schedule of shooting individual scenes and then days in the editing suite stitching it all together? It might sound tricky, but education is all about new skills and this teacher is taking on the challenge.


2. The live show approach

If you are worried the above approach may end up being too polished for a nativity, then why not live stream the whole thing to parents like this teacher?


3. The blockbuster musical approach

La La Land? Put it in the shade by creating your own musical extravaganza to be sent out to parents.


4. The straight to DVD approach

Live streams can be messy and putting videos on the internet can be tricky, so this school has decided an old-school DVD is the sensible way forwards, complete with the kids all on stage as they would be in more normal times.


5. The Hollywood remake approach

If you are going to the trouble of making a film, why not aim high and ditch the traditional Christmas story and remake a worldwide blockbuster hit movie from the 1980s? 



If you have other ideas of making it work, let us know. And to all who take part this year, best of luck!

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