Brackenfield School are finalists in Virgin Media’s Christmas Stars contest

10th December 2019

Brackenfield School are finalists of  Virgin’s Christmas Stars Contest 2019 for their outstanding royal themed nativity.

Brackenfield Infant pupils chose the theme of “A Royal Christmas” for their nativity this year, which told a story of the Queen and Prince Phillip preparing for Christmas at Sandringham, as they were visited by carol singers, after a busy day shopping at Selfridges.

The dorgis (as the Queen no longer has corgis but daschund-corgi crosses) and the extended royal family enjoyed a drinks party together, safe in the knowledge that their staff had finished the food preparations. The Queen delivered her Christmas Day speech, everyone stood to sing the National Anthem and then the whole family sat down to watch the Brackenfield School nativity on the television.

The production included two original songs written by Miss Leaf: “A Royal Christmas” and “Shopping at Selfridges”. It was a truly magical, royal performance.

Their performance impressed the judges at Virgin’s Christmas Stars Contest 2019, and Brackenfield were delighted to have been shortlisted for the second year running for the competition. The winning school will receive £5000, and will have their play professionally filmed and televised to four million Virgin TV customers before Christmas. They will also get the chance to work with TV presenter Stephen Mulhern, who will play the role of narrator for the one-off performance.

A panel of judges including Stephen Mulhern and representatives from School of the Rock the Musical, will announce the winner, runner up and 22 regional finalists shortly. Virgin Media will then film the school’s production and make it available on-demand, to millions this Christmas.

Wishing the best of luck to Brackenfield School!