BRITAIN’S Christian heritage is under threat as traditional Nativity plays are replaced by ‘winter celebrations’, parents say.
Children’s school nativity could be replaced
Only a third of UK school now invite mothers and fathers to watch their children perform the age-old Christmas story with Mary and Joseph, the baby Jesus, three wise men and shepherds.
Instead, aliens, recycling bins, a Sir Alan Sugar-style ‘Lord Christmas’, punk fairies, Elvis, footballers, a lobster, a napkin, carrots, sprouts, a pumpkin and a drunken spaceman take centre stage.
According to a survey of parents by parenting website Netmums, 47 per cent of schools offer an ‘updated nativity’ while one in eight have dropped Christian references completely.
Written by SARAH O’GRADY
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