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'Hey Ewe'! The Christmas story through different eyes

The Reception class at St Benedict’s Junior School in Ealing, West London, staged a Nativity play with a difference on Tuesday 10 December.

‘Hey Ewe!’ presented the Christmas story through the eyes of a sheep to a rapt audience of parents and children from other classes.

Synopsis: As another ordinary, grass-eating day for the sheep on the hills is coming to an end, one curious sheep cannot believe its eyes as a man and woman walk by with a donkey, followed by a chorus of angels singing in the sky. This is going to be no ordinary night! The other sheep are not interested and want to go to sleep, but the curious sheep cannot be deterred and follows the shepherds to Bethlehem. He notices that the crib looks hard and uncomfortable and offers his fleece for the Baby Jesus to lay on and is thanked by a smiling Mary and Joseph.

Emma Kottler, Reception class Tutor, said: “The children said their words and sang their songs with such enthusiasm, it was hard not to smile and be swept away with this retelling of the Nativity from the sheep’s point of view. We must surely have a few budding actors in our midst! Well done Reception class. Your teachers and parents are very proud of you!”