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School needs your votes to win Nativity Factor

Friday 7th December 2012

A group of six-year-olds from Wilthorpe Primary School are appealing for votes - to help them win £1,000 in a national X-Factor style film competition.


The Nativity Factor, run by ITN and Jerusalem Productions, asks entrants to make a video telling the Nativity story in their own way.


The group of 12 six-year-olds from Wilthorpe have entered with a film in the style of a news bulletin and are now asking for online votes.


Voting starts at noon today and closes on Monday night (December 10). Visit

There are two categories, Under 16s and Over 16s, with the Under 16s prize being £1,000 and a day at ITN's broadcast studios.


Videos are between 30 seconds and three minutes and are being judged on style, creativity and story.  Winners will be announced on December 17.


Among the judges are Julie Etchingham, award-winning presenter of ITV News at Ten and ITV's Tonight programme. She has covered the Royal Wedding of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Barack Obama's inauguration.


Sarah Russell, who runs radio and video at Wilthorpe Primary School, said: "The children did everything themselves in a couple of weeks including the script, and they're up against some stiff competition in the Under 16s' section."

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Posted by Rebecca lisles I Sat 8th Dec 2012 at 6:03pm

My little man kieran as Joseph and wise man he is so grown up and we all love you loads

Posted by nanan tizzy I Sat 8th Dec 2012 at 6:10pm

Well done to all the little stars from wilthorpe infant school a big well done to my grandson Kieran love you lots x

Posted by uncle lee and auntie Chelle I Sat 8th Dec 2012 at 6:12pm

Well done to my God son kieran lisles love you loads big man