Pupils reveal their 77 ways with a manger

Pupils at Barrow Primary School with their shoebox nativities''Pictured: From Left Back: Violet Jones. From Left Front: Carmen Merrell Smith, Issac Proctor and Hollie Bates with Jack Markwick
Pupils at Barrow Primary School with their shoebox nativities''Pictured: From Left Back: Violet Jones. From Left Front: Carmen Merrell Smith, Issac Proctor and Hollie Bates with Jack Markwick

BARROW Primary School turned Nativity scenes into a family design technology project.

Pupils’ families were asked to get involved in creating Nativities in shoe boxes and the 120 children, from about 70 families, brought in 77 nativities for the teachers to judge the best in each year.

Some siblings produced joint efforts, others competed. There were even Nativities with their own battery powered lights.

The Church of England school, which Ofsted graded as outstanding last month has now had the same grading for its Anglican statutory inspection which said: “Pupil behaviour and attitudes to learning are excellent. Pupils’ outstanding spiritual, moral, social and cultural development arises from the whole ethos of the school and from the commitment shown by each member of staff.”