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Downham Market school gets into festive spirit with ‘Nafftivity’

Students and staff have joined forces at a West Norfolk secondary school to spread some Christmas cheer.

Sixth form students at Downham Market Academy and Athena Sixth Form have created a ‘Nafftivity’ which will be streamed live to all students on Thursday.

Downham Market Academy head of drama Amy Chapman said: “Since I could not direct a whole school show this year, I decided to try and involve staff and students alike, without mixing, to devise a short Christmas performance.

“Staff have donned sheep costumes, created trees -big ones made of card and beautiful tinsel - and even worn wigs and wings to bring this spectacular improvisation to your screens.”

The performance will be shown on the Bexwell Road school’s Facebook page as well as the school website at https://downhammarketacademy.co.uk/

Encouraging people to watch the performance, Mrs Chapman added: “Now, creating drama in a socially distanced world is tricky so please do bear with us and use your imagination as we jump from scene to scene.

“Whatever your view on this year, please do take some time out to sit back and enjoy our staff and sixth form students make your day a little brighter.”

In the run-up to Christmas, the school is also taking part in the Rotary Club’s Shoebox Scheme.

This is an opportunity to provide Christmas gifts for disadvantaged children and families in European countries such as Ukraine and Romania.

Donations are being stored and quarantined in the reception before being sent.

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