In March 2023, pupils in our primary schools prepared for Easter.
At Siddington C of E Primary School, pupils visited St Peter's Church for their annual Easter service. The children took the lead in the service, sharing pictures and songs. The oldest pupils told the story of Easter and Reverend McKenzie led a blessing and prayer. Parents were very grateful for the opportunity to join the pupils at the Church and share in this special time with the children. One parent said, 'The children did really well. It is so nice to be here and feel a part of everything'.
'The pupils in the school choir had been looking forward to performing for everyone. They did very well. Some of the least confident children sung solos. Everyone was included'. Sian Tranter, Year 5/6 Teacher, English and Music Lead.
On the last day of term, much to everyone’s delight, the Easter Bunny visited the school giving each pupil an Easter egg. Some pupils also proudly showed off their Easter Bonnets.
Easter Bonnets were also worn at Chesterton Primary School. Libby Pringle, Headteacher, said, ‘We had some splendid Easter Bonnet creations and judging them was very difficult.’ She explained, ‘The final week of term was extremely busy. We focused on finishing off our learning sequences for the term and getting ready for the Easter break. In assembly, we talked about the true meaning of Easter and used eggs as a vehicle to discuss the idea of new life and new beginnings.’
The Friends of Chesterton Primary School were also very resourceful. They continue to support the school through their fundraising. In the last week of term, they held a plant sale and pupils raised £90 in The Loose Change Challenge!
Kemble Primary School also celebrated Easter by taking part in an Easter Service led by the Open The Book team. This was also an opportunity to say goodbye and thank you to Mr and Mrs Ferris who retired after leading assemblies on Thursday at the school for 14 years. The pupils sang the Easter hymns beautifully and particularly enjoyed the school’s traditional final song ‘Spring Chicken’.
Headteacher, Emma Morrogh-Ryan, reflected: ‘A very busy term ended as we dodged the rain clouds for our annual Easter Egg Hunt. I am very grateful to the Kemble Parents Group who kindly supplied chocolate eggs for all the children and staff.’
The pupils at Kemble Primary School added another nice touch to the end of term when they gave staff bunches of daffodils. This ensured everyone went home for the Easter break with a smile on their faces.