December 28, 2016

Christmas fun everywhere at Phoenix!

by Phoenixphil

in Classes,Showcases

Primary Christmas Showcases

When it gets to December the Christmas spirit comes out at Phoenix and the Primary age students work towards their Christmas showcases. This year spread the fun of Christmas across a variety of ages and stages, ending the Autumn Term of Phoenix with some magic!

The Fledglings in Harlow put on the tale of Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer at Burnt Mill Academy, filled with antlers and shiny noses, ending with Santa Claus visiting the students in Merry Christmas send off!







Our Primary Class in Harlow performed their annual Pets Corner Nativity, welcoming friends and family to a colourful performance of the Christmas Story!







In our Bishop’s Stortford branch, the Fledglings and Primary class came together to put on their own version of the Christmas Nativity which took place on the Rhodes Stage with the Cinderella Pantomime Set!







We hope everyone had a great Christmas and we look forward to see what the new year will bring!

To see more photos of the showcases click here!


Festive Treat at Town Park Pets Corner

Primary Drama students from year 3 to year 6 braved the threat of wind and rain to perform their Nativity plays to hundreds of delighted audience members on Sunday 10th December. The annual Nativity play in the Town Park venue has become a firm favourite for many hundreds of supporters of Pets Corner as well as Phoenix parents and they too braved the wind and rain to support the event. In the end the much forecast bad weather didn’t materialise and both performances went off without a hitch. At midday the year 3 and 4 students performed a very traditional Nativity, accompanied by Carol singing from Phoenix Musical Theatre students.  Later in the day, Year 5 and 6 students performed a very contemporary re-telling of the Nativity story including a big screen with live close-up camera work and pre-recorded pop videos, as well as a Dragons Den pastiche involving 3 modern day Kings!

Organisers at Pets Corner were delighted with the 2 productions which helped raise the profile of the closure threatened petting zoo and raised much needed cash. Phoenix would like to thank all those involved, particularly Chris Buck from CBSVL who gave his time and equipment FOC, as did video editor Zulqua Cheema. We very much hope that Pets Corner will still be thriving next year and that the Annual Phoenix Nativity will continue.

Our pictures show Joseph (James Beavis) and Mary (Kirsty Ottosen-Gowlett) making their way to Bethlehem while students from Years 5 and 6 sing in their performance. More pictures can be found at The Phoenix Facebook page.