Children in Year 5 and Year 6 have been participating in a special Lenten Challenge. The initiative was set up by the Archbishop of York, John Sentamu, and gives children challenges to choose from every week of Lent. One challenge that appealed to our children was helping local people who live on the streets. Taking care of yourself is difficult when you don’t have a fixed address, so Y5 and Y6 set about making toiletries bags for 31 people. Each one contains toothpaste, toothbrushes, soaps, flannels and other useful toiletry items. Our cook, Mrs Derrick, is a supporter of a local homeless charity and agreed to drop them of for us. We hope our neighbours find them useful and our children’s generosity a comfort. Many thanks to our staff for making this very compassionate Lenten appeal happen.
Our Eco-Warriors were fed up with the rubbish that had blown onto our playground so, armed with litter pickers and gloves, they gave our playground and field a good spring clean! Thank you, Eco-Warriors, our playground looks great!
Our Holy Week has been very special in school. We explored, acted out and sang about the events of Jesus’ last week. Our worships have taken us on an emotional journey from the jubilation of Palm Sunday, the tension of The Last Supper on Maundy Thursday to the horror of the crucifixion and the joy of the resurrection. All of our children have taken home a palm cross. Why not ask them to tell you about what it means to them? You may be surprised by what they know.