Brixton school just falls short in nativity play of the year contest

A primary school is celebrating after being named as a semi-finalist in Virgin TV’s Christmas Stars competition – a search to find the UK’s best primary school Christmas play.

Corpus Christi Primary School in Brixton has won £100 after reaching the final stage of the competition and was one of only 24 UK primary schools in the running to have their festive production filmed and shared with four million Virgin TV customers this Christmas.

The play, which did not make it to the final, boasted a huge cast of 115 children, including 24 narrators, three Marys and three Josephs.

Lynsey Powell, Year 2 teacher at Corpus Christi school, said: “We were delighted to reach the closing stages of the Virgin Christmas Stars competition. The performances went extremely well and it was quoted that Andrew Lloyd Webber would love it! Thank you for allowing us the chance to take part, the children of Corpus Christi are extremely proud of their achievement.”

The judges included members of Virgin Media’s Executive Committee; TV presenter, Stephen Mulhern; and Lisa Prime, BAFTA Children’s Events Programmer, praised the school for its creative and imaginative nativity.

David Bouchier, Chief Digital Entertainment Officer at Virgin Media, commented: “Well done to Corpus Christi Primary School for being named as a semi-finalist in our magical Christmas Stars competition.

“Corpus Christi’s pupils and staff should be proud of themselves for reaching the final stage of the competition with their fantastic festive play and we wish them a very Merry Christmas.”

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