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Survey: 1 in 20 Schools in England Plan to Have In-person Nativity

Fewer than 1 in 20 schools in England are planning on having their usual Christmas nativity plays this year due to CCP virus curbs, according to a survey of teachers. Even that small proportion believe they might need to shift the performance to online only. The numbers vary a little from region to region, but around half of the schools will not have a nativity play at all this year, according to the survey published on Monday. Around 4 in 10 say they will go ahead—but with online performances. In London, 16 percent of teachers said that their school would not typically have a nativity play anyway. Without the need to perform to a live audience, some schools are taking the opportunity to blend more pre-recorded filming into their performances or take other approaches. The survey by Teacher Tapp, which was answered by 1,483 teachers, also examined the challenges of …