Soundbites

8th December 2000 at 00:00
Our 10-year-old daughter came home from her drama class and told us: "Guess what, I'm in a peep show this Christmas."

My husband and I exchanged a few worried looks over her head.

"What exactly do you have to do in this peep show?" "We sing lots of songs about the fire of London."

"Oh! A Pepys show. Lovely."

PAULA HOLDEN * With the forthcoming infant Nativity in mind, I thought my Year 2 class should write the story. After talking it through, I put key words on the board, including gol, frankincense and myrrh. Ignoring these, one little girl wrote: "One of the wise men gave Baby Jesus a teddy and a card from all of them."

MARK LARRAD * Walking down to the swimming baths, my Year 4 group and I talked about the festive street decorations. One child told me his mum had said he should go on top of the tree as he is a star. "Miss, Miss," a voice from the back of the line said, "my mum can't put me on the top of the tree. We're having red ballboys instead."

HELEN STEWARD


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