Portland Central School and St Joseph’s School got into the Christmas cheer with the Portland pageant on Friday, November 30.
The two schools combined and dressed in nativity attire to sing carols and the local shops and Tabulam nursing home.
All students then retreated to the Community Centre for a Christmas celebration including more carols, reading messages and to sing Happy Birthday Jesus with a cutting of the cake followed by a barbecue lunch.
Fusion Central West team leader Malcolm Rankin attended the celebration to give a message from the angle of a shepherd.
“I’ve come as a shepherd today because they take care of sheep and I’ve had to do that sort of thing with a lot of young people in my life with foster care to working with schools,” he said.
Mr Rankin also said it was important to celebrate the significance of Christmas.
“It’s a world wide event, and there’s a reason for that and it brings people together, plus the kids love dressing up,” he said.
Event coordinator Muriam Palmer said she had been running the celebration for about 10 years.
“It’s the fact that two schools combine and are doing things for the community, and working together in celebrating Christmas,” she said.
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