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Posada Comes to St James’

by Gerry Lynch last modified 15 Dec, 2016 05:02 PM

Wimborne pupils enjoy Mexican Christmas tradition

The children at St James’ CE VC First School, Wimborne have been learning about the Mexican tradition of Posada where young people remembered the journey from Nazareth to Bethlehem by travelling from house to house to ask for a room for the night.

In St James’ modern version, the children took home woolen figures of Mary and Joseph for just one night to represent making room for Jesus in their lives.

The project has been warmly embraced by families and been successful beyond everyone’s expectations. Whilst not entirely representative of the hardship of the original journey, Mary and Joseph have had the times of their lives. Amongst their many adventures they have met Father Christmas; gone to Christmas parties; ridden on a carousel; played baseball and helped to muck out one very lucky pony.

Everyone at St James’ School is looking forward to hearing of the adventures of Mary and Joseph in future and would like to thank the local residents, who painstakingly handcrafted the figures, making the project possible.

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