SCHOOLS across the Isle of Wight have held a wide range of nativities, Christmas shows, carol concerts and other festive events in recent weeks.

While many of the Christmas productions have been held virtually, with digital links for parents to be able to watch them, there is no doubt that the children have loved taking part in them.

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Bembridge Primary School had lots of fun with their production,  ‘The Angel Who Nearly Missed It All’, which tells the story of an angel who is always, always late!

She oversleeps, her maps blow away and she even goes to the wrong hillside.

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Sienna Milne as The Late Angel in Bembridge Primary School’s ‘The Angel Who Nearly Missed It All’.

Will this Late Angel make it to meet Mary and Joseph, and help the rest of the Angel Chorus celebrate the most important event of all? 

The virtual nativity featured children from reception class to Year 4, with The Late Angel played by Sienna Milne and Hattie Spite starring as the Angel Gabriel.

Mrs Lizzie Chambers, headteacher, commented: “I am thrilled the children have had the opportunity to put on such a creative production.

"They have been superstars, and it wouldn’t have been possible without the enthusiasm and hard work of everyone at Bembridge CE Primary - not forgetting the parents who have lovingly made or purchased costumes for the show.

"It is a shame we couldn't have a live audience but we are delighted to share a virtual performance with all our parents."

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Wootton Primary School presents ‘It’s A Miracle’.

The whole school at Wootton Primary took part in 'It's a miracle!'

Each class performed a dance, with the drama club members taking the lead roles.

Violet Shaw, the lead angel 'Archie', took instructions from the 'Holy-gram' played by Lily-Mae Teague, to ensure the angels saved Mary, played by Charlotte Brock and Joseph, played by Summer Aitkenhead - to ensure the miracle of Christmas was saved.

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The cast of Dover Park Primary School's 'A Christmas Recipe'.

Dover Park Primary School festive performance was 'A Christmas Recipe' which is about all the items needed to put into the cooking pot in order to make Christmas special. It also tells the story of the nativity. 

The schoolchildren were able to perform to parents under strict Covid-safe guidelines.

Holly Newnham, from the school in Ryde, said: "It has been so lovely to be able to put on a Christmas show again this year, the children have worked so hard and parents thoroughly enjoyed it." 

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The cast of Gatten and Lake Primary's nativity.

At Gatten and Lake Primary School in Shanklin, the reception class enjoyed their first nativity, which was shared virtually with parents.

Sarah Mitchell, reception class teacher, said: "We were delighted to still perform the nativity with the children this year." 

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Some of the cast from Queensgate Foundation Primary School's 'The Christmas Show.'

Children from Queensgate Foundation Primary School in East Cowes donned festive jumpers and got stuck into their performance, 'The Christmas Show,' which proved to be lots of fun too!

The schools have kindly sent in these photos for readers to enjoy — and there will be more in the newspaper and online next week.