Dec 10TH

Carving some Christmas Spirit

Students at Moulton College Silverstone have used their carpentry skills to make a Christmas Nativity scene for the local church.

Peter Coles, the Church Warden of St Michael’s at Silverstone, first asked the Academy Manager Sally Dismore if the students would be interested in helping produce a larger version of a well-loved Nativity scene that he has had since his children were small. The students, were unanimous in deciding to help out and have made the nativity stable, complete with figures of animals, ready for Christmas.

They used the new skills that they have learnt at College over the last few months and have even painted them in bright, eye catching Christmas colours:  angels, the Star of Bethlehem, a sheep, donkey, camel, cow, shepherd, 3 wise men and of course Mary and Joseph with Baby Jesus in his crib!

Mick O’Connell, Course Manager, was delighted with both the result and how hard the students had worked.

“It was good fun.” said student Rhys Johnson, “We were able to use the skills we had learnt at College and had to think how we could make the animals – so design skills came in useful too. We really enjoyed it and were happy that we could help the local community.”

Silverstone residents will be able to see the Christmas Nativity scene at St Michael’s Church from Wednesday 17th December to Twelfth Night from 4pm to 11pm. It will be elevated and lit up for all to see!