It is a scene familiar to parents and grandparents across the country.
Gone are the days of stitching tea-towels together as the pupils at St Martha’s RC school in Gaywood proved with their Christmas show.
The bright costumes, complete with non-cotton wool beards, were brought out for the production of The Nativity and the tinsel halos sparkled  as the young cast members rehearsed their roles.
Years 1 and 2 (five to seven-year-olds) at St Martha’s took part in the production which was staged in the Church of the Holy Family, next to the school on Field Lane.
Teacher Amy Harvey said the show, which was performed in front of parents, also raised £200 with a raffle.
The show was directed by teacher Jess Woodrow.
A total of £680 has been raised in two weeks by the children at the school for the Rudham Ward at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, King’s Lynn.
Rudham is the children’s ward within the hospital. The total was reached with the help of selling school recipe books.
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