CHRISTMAS traditions from across the world were celebrated by children from nine different schools.
Children displayed their nativity scenes in cribs as part of the Angels and Sheds celebration, held at Huddersfield Parish Church.
The children were asked to study Christmas in different countries, including Jamaica, Pakistan and Ethiopia.
The youngsters then performed a song from that country to the packed church of proud parents.
The event, organised by the Kirklees Community History Service, attempted to teach the children about different cultures.
Kirklees education officer Kim Str- ickson believes it was a great success.
She said: "The children absolutely loved the whole event. It was great to see the level of enjoyment they all got out of it.
"When the idea first came about we thought some schools might turn us down, but not one did. The first nine we approached wanted to take part.
"This kind of event is so important, because the children get a glimpse of other cultures many of which have populations here in Huddersfield.
"Often young people have conceptions about where people come from and what religion they are, but I think this has opened a few eyes."
St Patrick's Primary School, Birkby, also performed a version of a Polish puppet play called Jaselka.
"The puppet show was brilliant, the children had obviously worked really hard," said Kim.
"The preparations for the event have been going on in the schools for quite a long time now.
"They have not just been learning about the Christmas traditions but about the country as a whole.
"It has been ideal because it fits in to so many areas, including RE and even art - because the children made their own models for the cribs."
Schools taking part were Crosland Moor Junior, Moldgreen Community School, Almondbury Junior, Beech Infant and Junior, St Patrick's Primary, Spring Grove Junior, Infant and Nursery at Springwood, Birkby Junior, Lepton Junior, Infant and Nursery and Paddock Junior, Infant and Nursery.