By Lucy Waldron
In the spirit of the season, the St Mary’s Primary School Drama Club took centre stage at the One Table Cafe and Function Centre in Warwick on 27 November to spread Christmas cheer to the residents of Warwick Aged Care and Regency Park.
The young performers captivated the audience with their heartwarming Christmas Nativity Play titled “The Donkey Seller“ in the venue’s auditorium. Parents, community group members, and delighted residents of the retirement village joined the festive event, creating a warm and joyous atmosphere.
Choir, Music and Drama teacher, Catriona Lawson said as a Catholic school, St Mary’s Primary School has a unique vision to emphasise the true meaning of Christmas, focusing on the message of Jesus rather than Santa Claus.
“As part of promoting the reason for the season, we also want to outreach to some elderly residents and bring a bit of change to their lives,“ Catriona said.
Not only does this event offer a platform for the children to showcase their talents outside of the school setting, but it also provides an invaluable opportunity for them to engage with the elderly residents. The students crafted beautiful Christmas cards for the residents, adding a personal touch to their outreach efforts
The school’s initiative aims to spread joy and happiness to those who may be facing challenges such as illness or loneliness. The students, with their festive performance, hope to make a positive impact on the lives of the elderly residents.
St Mary’s Primary School’s commitment to bringing joy and meaning to the Christmas season through outreach initiatives reflects the true spirit of community and compassion. The event was a testament to the power of young hearts spreading warmth and festive joy to those in need.