LITTLE ones at Cross Arthurlie Primary sparkled as they starred in their end-of-year nativity play.

The Barrhead schoolkids had no issues with stepping into the limelight in front of a rapturous crowd made up of parents, grandparents and teachers.

There was the usual array of characters present, with three wise men offering sage advice, as well as the familiar assortment of angels and shepherds.

Gillian Rice, acting depute headteacher, told the Barrhead News: “Primary one and two pupils took part in the nativity, telling the traditional story of Christmas.

“Our parents and families really supported the children to learn their speaking parts and the children all enjoyed learning their songs and dances.”

This year’s performance at Cross Arthurlie Primary was not only well received by the audience, it was also very much enjoyed by the stars of the show themselves.

Speaking to the Barrhead News after the event, primary two pupil Isla Thomson said: “I was a narrator and I enjoyed learning my words.”

Class-mate Hollie Clarkson added: “I liked it because I was an angel and I was an angel last year too. My favourite song was called An Angel Appeared in the Sky.”

Primary one pupil Darcey Lucas said she was happy to be in the limelight.

She explained: “I liked standing up in front of everyone. My gran, papa, mum and dad came to see me.”

Havana McManus, also in primary one, had fun practising the dance routines.

She said: “I was an angel and I loved learning the dances. I wore a white dress. My favourite song was Knock, Knock, Knock.”

Meanwhile, primary two pupil Poppy Aird enjoyed singing.

She said: “I liked all the songs. All of my family came to see me.”