A KIDDERMINSTER primary school is celebrating after reaching the semi-finals in a national competition to find the best Christmas play.

Bayton Church of England Primary School excelled in the Virgin TV’s Christmas Stars competition, winning £100 and being one of 24 UK primary schools to have their festive production filmed and shared with four million TV customers.

Although the school did not win the overall prize, they impressed a panel of judges with their play ‘The Christmasaurus,’ which tells the story of a strange animal who travels to the North Pole to find the true meaning of Christmas.

The judges included members of Virgin Media’s Executive Committee; TV presenter, Stephen Mulhern; and Lisa Prime, BAFTA Children’s Events Programmer, praised the school for its creative and imaginative nativity.

David Bouchier, Chief Digital Entertainment Officer at Virgin Media, commented: “Well done to Bayton Church of England Primary School for being named as a semi-finalist in our magical Christmas Stars competition.

“The school’s pupils and staff should be proud of themselves for reaching the final stage of the competition with their fantastic festive play and we wish them a very Merry Christmas.”