Christmas is always a busy time for me and even with Covid-19 around, December 2020 was no exception. It was by far the busiest Christmas season I’ve ever had.
A couple of Pre-School Nurseries did cancel their Nativities this year for obvious reasons, and I presumed that other schools would follow suit. However, the fact that parents could not be in attendance at all meant that more schools were keen to get their Christmas plays and productions filmed this year.
St. Wilfrid’s Primary School in Halton was a new one for me – They decided to write their own Nativity story and include the whole school with drama, poems, narration, dancing and socially distanced singing. We filmed it over a few days in November and parents were able to buy DVDs, Blu Rays or Streaming passcodes. It was a huge success!
I also did something similar for Nether Kellet Primary School with their wonderful Christmas play consisting of songs and drama in front of a green screen.
Torrisholme Primary school, inbetween Lancaster and Morecambe, was also a new school for me to film at this year. Their recpetion classes did a great job in their Christmas Nativity. The school even gave copies out to local care homes as a lovely gesture – They usually visit the homes to sing some carols but couldn’t do it this year.
Great Wood Primary School in Morecambe also had their reception class perform a wonderful Christmas production – Once again it was a pleasure to film there.
The final school that I filmed at was Grimsargh St. Michael’s Primary School near Preston, Lancashire who also performed a great Christmas Nativity performance that I enjoyed filming.