Cast of 120 perform in Hosanna Rock!

Lauren Coe, Jayden Bowser, Harry West and Evelyn  Barclay played some none traditional nativity roles. SG071215-118TW
Lauren Coe, Jayden Bowser, Harry West and Evelyn Barclay played some none traditional nativity roles. SG071215-118TW

It took a lot of little ones to put on a really big show at William Stukeley Primary School in Holbeach.

It wasn’t a cast of thousands but a mighty 120 of the younger pupils joined forces for Hosanna Rock! – acting, singing and dancing in a modern musical version of the nativity.

Lillie Ward and Evan Saunders as Mary and Jospeh with some of the Hosanna Rock cast. SG071215-116TW

Lillie Ward and Evan Saunders as Mary and Jospeh with some of the Hosanna Rock cast. SG071215-116TW

Reception class and children in Key Stage 1 related the story of Mary and Joseph’s travels to Bethlehem and the birth of baby Jesus in a stable when there was no room at the inn.

There were some new characters on the scene as well as the central roles of Mary and Joseph, played by Lillie Ward and Evan Saunders, and the familiar figures of shepherds, kings and angels.

Catherine Cuthbertson, head of Key Stage 1, said: “We had snowmen, children playing with snow and twinkling stars as well as the traditional nativity roles.”

There were three well-received performances, one for the whole school and two for parents and friends.

Logan Bell, Theo Stanberry, Timotej Platek and Emila Madej in costume for their school production. SG071215-119TW

Logan Bell, Theo Stanberry, Timotej Platek and Emila Madej in costume for their school production. SG071215-119TW

Children sang along to recorded music as well as to piano music, which was played by teaching assistant Debbie Stevens.

Mrs Cuthbertson said: “It was brilliant.

“It was really good. The music was really catchy and the children learned it all within two-and-a-half weeks, which was quite impressive.”

• Hosanna Rock! has become one of the most popular and well-loved nativities in the UK and it has been performed by thousands of schools and churches.