Parkwall pupils in star roles

December 22 2017

CHILDREN from Hanham and Cadbury Heath were among those taking part in South Gloucestershire Council's annual carol service.

CHILDREN from Hanham and Cadbury Heath were among those taking part in South Gloucestershire Council's annual carol service.

The event, held at Clifton Cathedral and attended by council chairman Cllr Ian Blair and other councillors, attracted hundreds of schoolchildren and teachers and included a recreation of the nativity.

The main characters of the nativity were played by pupils from Parkwall Primary School and featured Mary and Joseph leading a donkey around the cathedral to help bring the Christmas story to life as well as a four-month-old baby playing the role of Jesus.

Extra performances from St Mary’s Primary in Yate and Marshfield Primary School in Marshfield were supplemented by readings from pupils at Blackhorse Primary, Hanham Abbots Junior and the Manor primary schools. Children showcased traditional carols and modern songs.

Cllr Blair said: "The annual carol service is a highlight of the year for me as it brings together so many children from South Gloucestershire’s primary schools. It is a special event for everyone involved and it’s wonderful to see the children bring the nativity scene to life with such enthusiasm."