400 primary school children from around Malton experienced Christmas in a very real way during the first two weeks of December.
Accompanied by a ‘qualified’ time-travel guide, groups of children travelled back two thousand years to meet Mary, Joseph, a wise man and a shepherd called Tom. They learned about love, joy, hope and peace as they travelled from Nazareth to Bethlehem and interacted with the people they met.
After passing through a time portal, the children first met Tom, a shepherd who had just lost fifteen sheep. Tom went on to introduce the group to Joseph, who was busy in his workshop making things for his new home that he was getting ready for when he married Mary – the girl he loved. In pursuit of Tom’s sheep, the group then found Mary and witnessed an angel speaking to her and telling her that she was going to have a special baby who would be God’s son and would be called Jesus. Mary was full of joy after this encounter with the angel but Tom, who hadn’t seen or heard the angel, refused to believe.