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Pictures of the Christmas story from local schools

■ CHRISTMAS STORY: Gabriella Thompson and Ivy Oldroyd as Mary and Joseph in the Reinwood Junior School Nativity production

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■ ROWLEY LANE JUNIOR, INFANT AND NURSERY: The 59 children in reception classes gave a performance of It’s a Cracker for parents, family and friends AC071209Alept-01

■ ROWLEY LANE JIN: Sixty children from year one gave a performance of The Bossy King AC071209Alept02 for parents and friends

■ ROWLEY LANE JIN: Christmas with the Aliens was the title of the show given by 60 year AC071209Alept-03 two children for parents and friends

■ ROWLEY LANE JIN: Santa’s Setback was the title of a show by 58 year four pupils for mums, dads, family and friends AC071209Alept-05

■ ROWLEY LANE JIN: Around 60 children from year three gave a performance of Sugar Plum for family and friends AC071209Alept-04.

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■ ROWLEY LANE JIN: Year five children gave a performance of Who? to parents, friends and family members AC071209Alept-06.

■ NORRISTHORPE JUNIOR AND INFANT SCHOOL: Children gave a performance of Born in a Barn PW071209Fnorris-01 to parents, family and friends



■ ROWLEY LANE JIN: Children from year six told the story of the Peace Child to AC071209Alept-07. parents, family and friends

■ HIGHTOWN SCHOOL: Pupils from nursery, reception and year one performed a play called Its a Party. Pictured are (from left) Diesel Thawley, Kamran Tahzeeb Skeet, (S) Demi Butler, Sapphire Kingett, Mason Allen, Seth Crowther and Callum Wood

■ BIRDSEDGE FIRST SCHOOL: Thirty children from reception and year one gave two performances of Whoops-a-Daisy Angel for parents, family and friends AC111209Abird

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■ SCISSETT FIRST SCHOOL: All 140 pupils took part in Baboushka, a traditional Russian folk tale AC081209Dsciss-02 about a poor peasant girl who follows the Three Kings to find baby Jesus.

■ SKELMANTHORPE FIRST AND NURSERY SCHOOL: All 141 pupils took part in Stable Manners, a Nativity story from the animals’ viewpoint. A total of 23 children in AC081209Cskel reception class also performed a traditional Nativity play

■ RASTRICK INDEPENDENT SCHOOL: Around 150 children from the school took part in a carol service and performance of the traditional Christmas story in St Matthew’s Church in Rastrick. It was attended by family, friends and school governors PW101209Arastrick-01

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■ LINTHWAITE ARDRON: The key stage two children performed a Nativity called Where Does Light Begin?


■ LINTHWAITE ARDRON: A total of 74 children in key stage one – reception class and years one and two – took part in a performance called Out of Darkness – Christmas Light

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■ DALTON SCHOOL: Nursery pupils (from left) Leah, William, Jack and Ruby took part in their Christmas concert PW071209Cdalton-05. ■ DALTON SCHOOL: Pupils from years one and two staged It’s a Party for parents and friends of the school PW071209Cdalton-03.

■ DALTON SCHOOL: Youngsters in years three and four performed the musical Nativity play Witnesses for parents and friends PW071209Cdalton-01.

■ DALTON SCHOOL: A Christmas panto with a musical theme was the subject for Cinderella PW071209Cdalton-02. Rockerfella staged by years five and six pupils at Dalton School

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■ KIRKROYDS INFANT SCHOOL: The whole of the New Mill school performed Peace on Earth, a play about book characters Biff, Chip and Kipper’s journey around the world to see how different JH081209Dkirkroyds-01. cultures celebrate


■ BROCKHOLES JUNIOR AND INFANT SCHOOL: Children from the foundation stage and years one and two staged their traditional Nativity, The Hoity Toity Angel, for their PC151209Anativity-01 families

■ CLOUGH HEAD PRIMARY SCHOOL: The whole of the Bolster Moor school took part in Stable Manners, the Christmas story seen through the eyes of the animals

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■ SCHOLES JUNIOR AND INFANT SCHOOL: Children from years three and four danced and played music for their Musical PC091209Mnativity-02 Showcase, performed for family and friends

■ SCHOLES JUNIOR AND INFANT SCHOOL: Youngsters from the re traditional Nativity, Two Thousands Years Ago, to family and friends

■ HIGHBURTON FIRST SCHOOL: The reception and early years children performed the school

■ ALMONDBURY INFANT AND NURSERY SCHOOL: A traditional Nativity was put on for parents by all four classes of years one and two PC071209Cnativity-01

■ HIGHBURTON FIRST SCHOOL: The whole school performed a production of Witness

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■ SCHOLES JUNIOR AND INFANT SCHOOL: Children from years five and six staged their version of classic fairytale The Snow PC091209Mnativity-03 Queen for family and friends

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■ BIRKBY INFANT AND NURSERY SCHOOL: Year one children performed Jesus’ Christmas Party for an audience of family and friends PC151209Gnativity-01

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■ SHELLEY FIRST SCHOOL: Thirty year one pupils handed out awards to the Stars of Christmas, a Nativity with a difference

■ BRADLEY CE INFANT AND NURSERY SCHOOL: Twenty-five children from the reception class gave three performances of a traditional Nativity play for family, friends and PW111209Abradley-01 grandparents


■ LONGLEY SPECIAL SCHOOL: Everyone got involved in the traditional Nativity which was watched by parents and family members at the Dog Kennel Bank school

■ ST AIDAN’S CE FIRST: The children from year five of the Skelmanthorpe school staged a traditional (S) Nativity

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■ REINWOOD INFANT & NURSERY SCHOOL: Reception children performed The Sleepy Shepherd for friends and JH091209Kreinwood-01 family

■ REINWOOD INFANT AND NURSERY SCHOOL: Years one and two performed The Shiniest Star. Katie Wignall played the part of JH091209Creinwood-01 Elvis

■ REINWOOD JUNIOR SCHOOL: The whole school put on a show called CHRISTMAS spells Christmas – a humorous take on the traditional Nativity play. Gabriella Thompson and Ivy Oldroyd played the parts of Mary and Joseph JH091209Hreinwood-02

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■ UPPERTHONG JUNIOR AND INFANT SCHOOL: Years three and four performed a play called Merry Christmas Mr Scrooge JH081209Eupperthong-01.jpg

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■ UPPERTHONG JUNIOR AND INFANT SCHOOL: Years five and six put on a play called Agent Gabriel: Mission Impossible, with Jacob Mitchell-Stubley playing Gabriel JH081209Eupperthong-02

■ CUMBERWORTH CE FIRST SCHOOL: Reception and years one and two performed a traditional Christmas Nativity play AC081209Ecumb-02

■ CUMBERWORTH CE FIRST SCHOOL: Children in years three, four and five performed Scrooge AC081209Ecumb-01

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■ LINDLEY INFANT SCHOOL: The reception class performed The First Christmas, a traditional Nativity for their families. JH091209Dlindley-01


■ LINDLEY INFANT SCHOOL: Children from year two performed The Christmas Story for their JH091209Dlindley-02 families

■ ST JOSEPH’S CATHOLIC PRIMARY SCHOOL: Twenty-four children took part in a traditional Nativity show, PC091209Gnativity-01 which they staged for parents and families

■ LINDLEY INFANT SCHOOL: Children from year one staged their show, The Snowman’s Christmas, for their families JH091209Dlindley-03

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■ LITTLETOWN JUNIOR INFANT AND NURSERY SCHOOL: Key stage one children at the Dewsbury school took part in The Bossy Fairies PW141209Dlittletown-0

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■ HONLEY JUNIOR SCHOOL: The whole school got involved in a traditional Nativity held at St PW161209Chonley Mary’s Church for family and friends

■ HONLEY INFANTS: The early years children performed a traditional Nativity in the AC141209Fhonl-02 school

■ HADE EDGE JUNIOR AND INFANT SCHOOL: Tinsel and Tea Towels was the name of the production given by 43 children at four performances for parents, family, friends and members of the Hade Edge community PW101209Ghade-01

■ HONLEY INFANTS: The Tale of Two Birthdays was the Christmas story performed by key stage one children at St Mary’s Church AC141209Fhonl-03

■ CROSSLEY FIELDS JUNIOR AND INFANT SCHOOL: Children at the Mirfield school performed Born in a Barn, an amusing and lively adaptation of the Christmas story (S)

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■ CHRIST CHURCH WOODHOUSE SCHOOL: Key stage one children at the Fartown school performed a traditional Nativity for their family and friends




■ CHRIST CHURCH WOODHOUSE SCHOOL: Youngsters from key stage two performed their show Winter Journey for family and friends PW111209Bwoodhouse-02

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Pictures of the Christmas story from local schools