Police called to nativity play after teacher slams children’s ‘absolutely rubbish’ acting

Police were called to a school nativity play to calm parents down when the headteacher blasted their children’s ‘rubbish’ acting.

Pupils as young as seven were said to have been reduced to tears when they were told off after performing the traditions end-of-year Christmas show.

Headteacher Vicky Meadows is accused of ‘raging’ at the youngsters, saying the play wasn’t good enough and they were misbehaving.

  • Hard Little Machine

    I was hoping the headmistress was Muslim and she told the students they should be put to death, if only to hear the parents, the police and the media cheer.

  • Alain

    That the police are called for this and worse that they accept to come just confirms for me how sick our society is today. The parents could have and should have taken it up with the headteacher.

  • WalterBannon

    children are in school to learn, not be babysat, and learning requires critical and constructive feedback on performance not pats on the head and gold stars for misbehaving

    these parents are the same millennial douchebags who spent their spoiled childhoods being told they were all super special and getting participation trophies for showing up

    • Frances

      Walter – this was a Christmas performance by young children. And as one who has sat through many, many performances, Christmas or otherwise, in English or otherwise, the last thing I ever expected was perfection. So long as the children did reasonably well, we enjoyed. And when some didn’t – performing gives a performer a “high”, and some children can’t cope with that – it was all part of the fun. Academic subjects – that was different, and we expected much. But the various plays and productions were to enjoy. And this continues to this day, as we enjoy an adult offspring’s occasional ventures into theatre.

      However, the issue with this school goes far beyond expectations and feedback on performance. Apparently both the headmistress and the vicar publicly praised the children’s performance. It was only when back at the school that the headmistress tore into them, berating them for a poor performance and “misbehaviour” and threatening to cancel their Christmas parties (which the parents had paid for) as well as cancelling the remaining two scheduled performances. So it’s not just an issue as to how well the children performed, it’s an issue of apparent hypocrisy on the part of the headmistress.

  • disqusW6sf

    Maybe teach had a point. No more snowflakes.

  • Waffle

    Nativity scene from one of the funniest ever Christmas movies (Four Christmases)


  • Millie_Woods

    As soon as I read the headline I knew it was England, where everyone in a position of authortity is going batshit crazy even faster than the general population.

  • Well, there is no excuse for being rubbish at school plays. The scenes are easy and the lines are short.