At Christmas time it is traditional for primary schools in Britain to put on a Nativity play.
A Nativity Play is a re-telling of the birth of Jesus in a stable. It tells of how Mary and Joseph were visited by the Shepherds and the Three Kings, who are also known as the Wise Men.
Schoolchildren in costume act as the human and angel characters, and often as the animals and props. The infant Jesus is sometimes represented by a doll, but sometimes played by a real baby. Parents and sometimes the church community in general form the audience.