LIGHT will be shed on the different ways Christmas is celebrated in a project involving Huddersfield area schoolchildren.
Eight junior schools will each turn an empty shed into a crib based on different Christmas traditions
The doors of the miniature wooden sheds will be opened to reveal Nativity scenes in Angels and Sheds, a festival of cribs, to be held at Huddersfield Parish Church at 3pm on Saturday, December 11.
Representatives of each of the communities have been visiting schools to talk to pupils about their celebration of Christmas.
With the help of puppeteering company The Wright Stuff and textile artist Pavan Semb, the youngsters will design and create a Nativity scene inside their shed, turning it into a Christmas crib complete with an angel on the roof.
The contents of the eight sheds will be unveiled at the special event at the parish church.
The cribs, accompanied by music, will be carried in procession into the church and placed on plinths.
One by one their doors will be opened to reveal the schoolchildren's work. There will also be a reading and a song to accompany each shed, performed by the pupils and their respective cultural group.
Also involved in the project are pupils of St Patrick's RC Primary School, Birkby. They will perform the traditional Polish Nativity play Jaselka, using puppets they made themselves.
The play has been adapted to give it a Huddersfield flavour.
The cribs will be on display in the church until Christmas and then be offered to the cultural groups for their own churches or centres.