Christmas Recount by Nathanael Amos

On Wednesday night, our Junior School brought us a delightful performance of ‘Creepy, Crawley Christmas’.  It was a great opportunity for each of our students to shine on stage and come together as a group as they look forward to the completion of the school year.

We’d like to make a special acknowledgement of part of the script which was actually written by one of our Year 4 students, Nathanael Amos.  Earlier this term, our Year 4 class were asked to write their own recount of the story of Christmas.  Nathanael’s story was well written and as a result, incorporated into the Creepy, Crawley Christmas script.

Mac Sanderson and Isabelle Hunter did a wonderful job of reading Nathanael’s story as part of their performance.  In case you missed it on Wednesday evening, here it is:


Long ago, there lived a young lady called Mary. One day, God sent an angel to Mary, telling her she was going to give birth to a baby boy, Jesus.  Jesus was going to be the Messiah.

Mary and her husband, Joseph began to prepare for the birth of the baby.  When it was almost time for the baby to be born, Mary and Joseph went to Bethlehem.

When they arrived, Mary was worried.  All the inns were full.  Finally, they found a stable that would just have to do.  That night, all the animals in the stable were standing close.

And here, Jesus…was…born!

Shepherds in the fields nearby were tending to their flocks of sheep.   Suddenly an angel appeared, telling them the Son of God had been born in a stable nearby.  The shepherds raced into the town of Bethlehem as they desperately wanted to see the newborn baby.

They found the stable and baby Jesus lying in a manger.  At that time, Three Wise Men were looking at the sky. One said, “Look! There’s a new star in the sky tonight!” So they followed it.  The star finally led them to baby Jesus.  The Three Wise Men brought Jesus gifts of Gold, Frankincense and Myrhh.

And THAT is the story of Jesus’ birth… and the very… FIRST… Christmas!