Diocese of Portsmouth

    Schoolchildren visit church to explore the Easter story through interactive workshops

    14 April 2015

    THE Easter story was brought to life for schoolchildren through a series of interactive workshops.

    (l to r) Molly Killick, Oliver Davies, Cara West, Thomas McDermott.

    Year 3 pupils from Horndean C of E Junior School visited All Saints’ Church in Catherington over two days to find out more about the significance of Holy Week and Easter.

    They decorated Easter eggs, baked unleavened bread, walked in the footsteps of Jesus during his last week on earth through the Stations of the Cross and dressed up as monks and found out more about them and what they do.

    And they also had fun exploring the inside and outside of the church including the architecture and graves and learning songs which were incorporated into a special service in church.

    Pupil Cara West said: “I liked decorating the eggs the best because we could choose how we wanted to decorate them and they are all individual.”

    Pupil Oliver Davies said: “I enjoyed making the bread the most. It was fun. We used the handle of a spoon to make a cross in the bread which was quite difficult but we managed it.”

    This is the fourth year that the church has welcomed Year 3 pupils in the run-up to Easter.

    Coordinator Margaret Roberts said: “I think it is important for the pupils to be able to find out more about the Easter story through these interactive workshops.

    “They always seem to enjoy it and we enjoy working with them too. It is an experience that they remember.”