Reception Presents Whoops-A-Daisy Angel Nativity
Tuesday, 09 December 2014
The Reception children at Beech House, Bolton School’s Infants' Department, put on a show for parents and grandparents with their Nativity performance of ‘Whoops-A-Daisy Angel’. The story was told partly through song and partly through narration from a number of the children.
The performance blended the traditional nativity story with the tale of Whoops-A-Daisy, an angel who is less than perfect. As she’s always late and her halo is never straight, amongst other things, she is only ever given less important jobs – like counting snowflakes. The children sang beautifully about Whoops-A-Daisy’s flaws and about the snowflakes, while the snowflakes and the host of perfect angels performed wonderful dances.
However, one day, Whoops-A-Daisy is finally given something really important to do: the task of telling the shepherds that the baby Jesus has been born! Lola Errington played the part really well, acting out Whoops-A-Daisy’s delight at having a role in the Christmas story.
This launched the Nativity section of the performance, with the Shepherds performing a song and dance about sitting by the fireside, followed by the arrival of Mary and Joseph on stage. The Shepherds brought their sheep and Wise Men with their camels presented gold, frankincense and myrrh to the baby in the manger. The Angels then joined them for a final song to finish, praising Whoops-A-Daisy for bringing news of Jesus’s birth to the world.
The Reception children did an excellent job remembering lines and what they needed to do for each section of the performance, and speaking up when it was their turn. They sang each song with great enthusiasm and really enjoyed putting on a show for the audience.