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A nativity play for our times
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In Scotland's Catholic schools, too, the traditional version remains more or less unscathed by history. At St Cadoc's Primary in Newton Mearns, P3 perform an hour-long version, complete with Bible readings, the angel Gabriel, donkey and the wise men.
"We want it to be the same every year. Our reason-to-be is really to encourage the spiritual and religious life of children and the nativity is a big part of that," says head Jim Duffy.
All the fairytale-land characters have come together to put on a nativity show. Little Red Riding Hood is playing the part of Mary, Goldilocks is Gabriel, the Three Little Pigs are the wise men and watch out for the innkeeper - it's the big bad wolf!" This "humorous, easy to use musical" by school music publishers Learn2Soar - called It's A Fairytale Christmas - is a popular choice for this year's school nativity play.