Camels add colour to na­tiv­ity play

Mt Druitt - St Mary's Standard (East) - - NEWS -

ROOTY Hill trans­formed into a real-life Beth­le­hem with camels and don­keys ap­pear­ing at St Agnes Catholic High School’s Christ­mas pro­duc­tion this year.

More than 900 guests watched on as three camels walked up on to the school grounds dur­ing the pro­duc­tion.

St Agnes’ Re­li­gious Ed­uca- tion co-or­di­na­tor Julie Atkins said the an­i­mals were a way of bring­ing the true mes­sage of Christ­mas to the stu­dents.

“The look of dis­be­lief on the kids’ faces when they see the camels is phe­nom­e­nal, they really be­come in­volved in the story,” Ms Atkins said.

“The pro­duc­tion was held on a 40C day, so the pro­duc­tion felt like a real-life desert this year.”

School spokes­women An­nette O’Ke­effe said ev­ery­one looked for­ward to the day each year. “The kids are just so tal­ented, how much time and ef­fort they put in is amaz­ing,”

— Jil­lian McKee

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