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Sheep, cows and donkeys take centre stage in Sheringham tots’ Christmas show

PUBLISHED: 18:30 11 December 2017 | UPDATED: 18:30 11 December 2017

Three-year-olds Francesca and Chobi as Mary and Joseph in the Ladybird Pre-school Nursery production of Our First Nativity. Photo: KAREN BETHELL

Three-year-olds Francesca and Chobi as Mary and Joseph in the Ladybird Pre-school Nursery production of Our First Nativity. Photo: KAREN BETHELL

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Sheep, cows and donkeys were among the characters in a nativity play staged for parents and friends by youngsters at Ladybird Pre-School Nursery, Sheringham.

Fallon, 2, as a sheep in the Ladybird Pre-school Nursery production of Our First Nativity. Photo: KAREN BETHELLFallon, 2, as a sheep in the Ladybird Pre-school Nursery production of Our First Nativity. Photo: KAREN BETHELL

A cast of more than 30 three and four-year-olds sang songs including Wonky Donkey, Noisy Animals and Clap, Dance, Shout to classic nursery rhyme tunes in the show, which was performed at the Lighthouse Church, on Cromer Road.

Sadie, 3, as a Christmas star in the Ladybird Pre-school Nursery production of Our First Nativity. Photo: KAREN BETHELLSadie, 3, as a Christmas star in the Ladybird Pre-school Nursery production of Our First Nativity. Photo: KAREN BETHELL

Entitled Our First Nativity, the musical play has become a Ladybird tradition said nursery manager Vanessa Harris, with all youngsters given parts, ranging from Mary and Joseph, to shepherds, sheep and Christmas angels.

Three-year-old Sophie as the innkeeper. Photo: KAREN BETHELLThree-year-old Sophie as the innkeeper. Photo: KAREN BETHELL

She added: “We always have a traditional nativity as both the parents and children love it and it is a not only a lovely way for children to learn about the true meaning of Christmas, but it is also a celebration of some of the wonderful things we have done at Ladybird this year.”

Wise men Ewan and Vincent. Photo: KAREN BETHELLWise men Ewan and Vincent. Photo: KAREN BETHELL

Phoebe, 3, as the Christmas star. Photo: KAREN BETHELLPhoebe, 3, as the Christmas star. Photo: KAREN BETHELL

Ladybird Pre-school Nursery shepherd pals Dexter and Leah with their sheep. Photo: KAREN BETHELLLadybird Pre-school Nursery shepherd pals Dexter and Leah with their sheep. Photo: KAREN BETHELL

A Ladybird Pre-school Nursery shepherd Dexter with his sheep. Photo: KAREN BETHELLA Ladybird Pre-school Nursery shepherd Dexter with his sheep. Photo: KAREN BETHELL

Three-year-old Christmas angel Sadie. Photo: KAREN BETHELLThree-year-old Christmas angel Sadie. Photo: KAREN BETHELL

Wise men Ewan and Vincent. Photo: KAREN BETHELLWise men Ewan and Vincent. Photo: KAREN BETHELL

Three-year-olds Francesca and Chobi as Mary and Joseph in the Ladybird Pre-school Nursery production of Our First Nativity. Photo: KAREN BETHELLThree-year-olds Francesca and Chobi as Mary and Joseph in the Ladybird Pre-school Nursery production of Our First Nativity. Photo: KAREN BETHELL

Ladybird Pre-school Nursery production of Our First Nativity. Photo: KAREN BETHELLLadybird Pre-school Nursery production of Our First Nativity. Photo: KAREN BETHELL

Ladbird Pre-school Nursery production of Our First Nativity. Photo: KAREN BETHELLLadbird Pre-school Nursery production of Our First Nativity. Photo: KAREN BETHELL

Two-year-old Fallon as a sheep in the Ladybird Pre-school Nursery production of Our First Nativity. Photo: KAREN BETHELLTwo-year-old Fallon as a sheep in the Ladybird Pre-school Nursery production of Our First Nativity. Photo: KAREN BETHELL

Christmas angels Faith, Sophie and Emily in the Ladbird Pre-school Nursery production of Our First Nativity. Photo: KAREN BETHELLChristmas angels Faith, Sophie and Emily in the Ladbird Pre-school Nursery production of Our First Nativity. Photo: KAREN BETHELL

Three-year-olds Francesca and Chobi as Mary and Joseph with Zak, also three, as a donkey in the Ladbird Pre-school Nursery production of Our First Nativity. Photo: KAREN BETHELLThree-year-olds Francesca and Chobi as Mary and Joseph with Zak, also three, as a donkey in the Ladbird Pre-school Nursery production of Our First Nativity. Photo: KAREN BETHELL

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