FURIOUS parents slammed a school’s decision to not let some pupils take part in a nativity play this Christmas.
Despite protests from several disappointed family members, Westcott Primary School in Hull won’t let key stage one pupils perform this year.
Now some mums and dads have spoken out online about the school’s decision, which has reportedly caused some kids to be left feeling like they’re missing out.
Mum-of-five Carla Fernie, whose son Frankie is in Year One at the school, said her little boy has been upset about missing out on the chance to take part in the annual play.
Carla told HullLive: “He’s quiet and subdued.
“All the parents are saying that it helps with their confidence but they [the school] are not getting it.
“I just think it’s laziness if the teachers won’t do it. I know they work hard but it’s quite sad.”
Although Frankie took part in the school’s nativity production in 2017, he won’t get the chance this year as all Year One and Year Two pupils are left out this time.
Mum Carla claimed the school used to put on a play each Christmas before a new headteacher was appointed a couple of years ago.
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Deborah Tague, headteacher at Westcott Primary, defended the school’s decision in a statement in which she said the Foundation Stage Nativity Performance is important to the school community.
She added: “Pupils will also be wrapping presents at a Christmas Wrap event, visiting a pantomime at the Freedom Centre, going Christmas Carol singing in the community, attending a Carol Service at St Columba’s Church and having a Christmas dinner and party.”
Mrs Tague also stressed the importance of Christmas to the school.
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