I have just found out that my Daughters school nativity this Christmas will be 'Shrek' of all things. Which makes this a play in reality & not a nativty at all. Is it me being a traditionalist, or is this a rather strange performance at Christmastime within a Primary School? Whatever happened to the birth of Christ being portrayed, with some young tot clasping a doll pretending to be Mary, along with all the other delightful things that would put a lump in any parents throat? Don't get me wrong, I'm not some bible bashing fanatic, however I think that it is nice to educate young children about what the true meaning of Christmas is. A friend is on the Schools Board of Governors, I therefore asked him if he knew why all of a sudden the school has decided to adopt a Non Christian approach to this years nativity/play. He wasn't 100% certain why there had been this sudden change, however he believes that it is connected with a recent addition to the school, this being a handful of non Christian children. Before I forget, in previous years the school has held the traditional type of nativity. So my question is this; is it fair to deprive 95% of Primary School age children, a traditional nativity based on the assumption that it 'Might' upset 5% of non Christians? Before anyone starts jumping on their soapbox & shouting "Burn the racist!" at me! This is not an attack the ethnic minorities thread. This is the, are we losing the traditional Christmas Nativity in schools thread.