A whole host of kings, shepherds, and creatures followed the nativity star to Chilton junior school main hall for a special festive show.

Born in a Barn featured children from Year 1 and Year 2 in the colourful story of Joseph, Mary and baby Jesus told in music, drama and song.

The show was performed to pupils and parents as part of a busy programme of festive activities.

Deputy Head of School Natalie Barrow said: “The children from Year 1 were our choir, while the main actors came from Year 2.

“This was a big task for our younger children. It was the first real school performance for our Year 1 choir who learnt their singing parts very well and performed beautifully.

“Our Year 2 performers learnt all their lines independently and put on a really strong show, and the whole performance went down well with our enthusiastic audiences.

“Special thanks also go to our pianist Mr Redwood and our Year 2 adults.”

The school also celebrated with festive parties, a make and bake sale, other nativity performances, a Christmas dinner, a service at St Laurence Church, Ramsgate, and the chance to wear their favourite Christmas top or jumper to school.

Head of School Kate Law said: “Everyone enjoyed a lovely time during our festive activities and it underlined just what a strong community spirit there is at Chilton.”

Chilton Primary School is part of the Viking Academy Trust together with Upton Junior School, Broadstairs, and Ramsgate Arts Primary School.