Hundreds of pupils across Plymouth primary schools joined forces in a “Big Crib” project that created a giant nativity scene to mark the start of advent.

The eight schools, part of the Plymouth Church of England group, were supported by All Saints Academy Plymouth (ASAP), the only Church of England-sponsored secondary in the city.

L to R: Rosie Callicott Year 3 and Maddy Lynch Year 4 working hard on their part for the giant nativity scene

Over the past couple of months, pupils from reception to year 6 have been designing and creating collage patches to dress their school’s allocated character, and apply their colour scheme, individuality and touch to the festive montage with the help of ASAP pupils.

Annmarie Allchurch, headteacher at St Andrew’s C of E (VA) Primary School, said: “Every child in the school is proud of their contribution and of being part of a wider collective project with other Church of England schools. The end result is absolutely stunning.”

Main pic: Pupils taking part in the ‘Big Crib’ project at Plymouth Church of England schools show off their giant nativity scene