THESE little angels are among thousands of youngsters across Hartlepool and East Durham performing in their annual nativity plays.
Youngsters from Lynnfield Primary School, in Hartlepool, dressed up as a range of characters as they performed a traditional portrayal of the nativity story.
This is the start of our Little Angels coverage as children and parents enjoy shows held across Hartlepool and East Durham.
Hundreds of youngsters, school staff and parents also joined in the celebration which was held at St Paul’s Church.
Twenty children from the school’s reception formed a nativity scene at the foot of the altar at the church and the story was told through bible readings by the older children.
There were also 87 children from Key Stage 2 who formed a choir.
Assistant headteacher Liz Cairns said: “The children love doing it. They look forward to it.
“We have been doing it for around 20 years now in St Paul’s Church. The parents all come and the teachers and staff and we take all the children over. It’s a lovely time.
“They all had a really good time and it is nice to see something traditional at Christmas time.”
It is a busy time of year for primary schools with most getting ready to stage their Christmas shows and nativities.
The Mail’s photographers will be capturing the magic at performances across the Hartlepool area over the next couple of weeks so look out for lots more pictures.