On Wednesday 2nd April, we held our Easter assembly in our local church with Y6 children leading the service. From behind the scenes in the vestry, some year 6 children created "The Sounds of Holy Week" using a variety of materials and a microphone whilst other children stood at the front of the church re-telling the events to the children of first the lower school and then the upper school.
Victoria of Y4 began the event by singing majestically, "All Things Bright and Beautiful" as everyone filed into church. Even the smallest whisper fell silent as all were captivated by the impressive and mature quality of her singing !
With the familiar story of Easter unfolding through the presentation of sounds from Jesus' arrival at the start to the cries of "Hallelujah!" to the breaking of bread at the last supper and Jesus washing the feet of the disciples.
Reverend Overton blessed the palm crosses which Mr Underwood had bought for the children and everyone was invited to come up to the altar to receive one if they wished whilst the familiar version of the African Sanctus "The Lord's Prayer" echoed in he background.
It was a lovely start to the celebrations of Easter and a fitting close to a busy term.