The Show Must Go On

The Oak-Tree Schools kept the magic of Christmas alive this year, despite the impact of Coronovirus and the restrictions in place. Christmas nativities and Carol Concerts are a staple in the Oak-Tree Schools’ calendars, and this year the Group were determined that ‘the show must go on’, even if it was with a little twist.

Parents have become to expect and love the tea towel wrapped shepherds, fun-filled dances, and comical one-liners that usually come with the classic Christmas shows, so the Oak-Tree Group had to think about how they could bring the traditional story to life this year and share it with the eagerly awaiting parents, while still adhering to Government guidelines and keeping everyone safe.

Braeside School

Braeside School in Buckhurst Hill cleverly put together a festive Christmas Carol Concert virtually. Each ‘bubble’ rehearsed and performed a series of songs, including favourites such as ‘Jingle Bells’, and ‘All I Want for Christmas is You’. The School’s Fusion Band also featured in the performance, along with solo piano pieces and some Christmas readings. It was edited together before being sent out to the eagerly awaiting families. Check out the full gallery of photos here. 

Coopersale Hall School

Each year group at Coopersale Hall danced, sang and merrily recorded a Christmas song separately this year. Each separate song was carefully edited together to create the final spectacular show. There were distinct disco vibes to the concert this year, so parents saw lots of colour, fun Christmas outfits and some incredible dance moves. The finished production was seen by parents virtually on the last day of term. Check out the full gallery of photos here. 

Normanhurst School

The younger children at Normanhurst delighted their families with a beautiful nativity performance ‘The Animals’ Christmas Eve’, while the older children utilised both their drama and singing skills in their bubbles. Some of the pupils even visited the nearby Epping Forest to perform and record some of the musical numbers before sending the finished video out to families. Check out the full gallery of photos here. 

Oaklands School

Oaklands produced four virtual Christmas events this year. Lower and Upper Kindergarten were each recorded singing a variety of festive songs. The Reception children showed their parents ‘A Day in the life of Oaklands School’ and Year 2 – 6 performed in their year groups outside on the school steps, accompanied by songs, readings and a mimed nativity. Each video was carefully put together and enjoyed by the pupils in their classrooms and their families at home. Check out the full gallery of photos here.