Thursday, June 20, 2024

ACES brings gifts of Christmas Tidings to parents and residents of San Pedro


With the Christmas season in full swing on the island, primary schools worked tirelessly for days, even weeks, to come up with amazing presentations to awed parents and guests and to showcase each school’s individual messages of Christmas. Ambergris Caye Elementary School (ACES) was no different.
On Friday December 14th, ACES held their annual Christmas show at the San Pedro Lion’s Den. Students from all classes prepared colorful skits, songs and poems that brought the message of Christmas alive. Opening the show at the den was a group of students (from various classes/grades) who portrayed the story of Jesus Christ and the meaning of Christmas.
The opening show was quite entertaining, with a group of non-believers (“bad boys”) taking the stage. These children did not believe in Christmas – but that disbelief was because they did not know exactly where it originated from or what the true meaning was.

The Unbelievers

Through skits, the narrator told the story of a young virgin being visited by an angel who informed her that she will bear a child who should be called Jesus. The Angel told the young mother-to-be that this “Jesus” would be the King of the World. The youngsters showcased the birth of the Christ Child and the many characters that crossed paths, including The Three Wise Men that came bearing gifts. They also highlighted the fact that the King of Jesus’ time, King Herod, heard of the “Birth of the Messiah” who would be KING of the world, and attempted to destroy him at infancy. The story tells of how the new born Jesus and his parents, Mary and Joseph had to flee their home in order to protect baby Jesus – who according to the bible later would became the “Savior.” As the story unfolded in his early life, the non-believers became more interested and eventually were convinced of the wonderful deed that were done on “their” behalf by Jesus Christ, the reason Christmas is celebrated.

The spectacular show paved the way for the beginning of a wonderful evening full of Christmas cheers which included a series of very colorful presentations by the different groups including songs and dances, all celebrating Christmas and the birth of the Christ Child. ACES did an amazing job keeping their audience well entertained, and everyone certainly left filled with the Christmas spirit.

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