Grasmere School’s 2020 re-telling of the Nativity story has hit the press and TV news.
Unable to hold the traditional nativity play in church due to Covid-19 restrictions, the children took to the fells around Grasmere to shoot the 20-minute film.
Mary and Joseph live in an urban setting. Gabriel appears in their ordinary life. Mary’s pregnancy unfortunately coincides with Covid 19, which leads them to travel to a rural area where they feel less at risk. Grasmere is, of course, a welcoming community. There may be no room at the inn, but a barn is found.
There are angels, visitors and wise men, with a modern backdrop of closed hotels due to the spreading virus.
The film will be broadcast to local hospitals on Christmas Eve.