This week we also witnessed some wonderful creations of Easter hats and bonnets. As I told the children in assembly, we can’t all win competitions like this one but part of the fun is taking part, getting a great idea and seeing it to fruition. I’ve put just a few snaps on this page; but again you can see more photos from the day on our school website. The winners and runners up in each category were awarded with an Easter egg. Our thanks to Governor and Common Councilman, John Fletcher, who joined us for the judging of this important competition.
We also had our half termly Christian Values Tea Party this week celebrating the conduct of our children and the way in which they demonstrate our core Christian values each day in the school.
I read Brian Wildsmith's “The Easter Story” to the children in assembly yesterday. If you haven't read the book, it's the most beautifully illustrated retelling of Easter through the eyes of a little donkey who carries a ‘kind man’ and sees the final events of Jesus’s life and resurrection. One of the most powerful aspects of the Easter story for me is the idea of forgiveness. Just when you might have thought Jesus would be angry and wounded by those who had wronged him, he appeared to them with only forgiveness and peace.
On the evening of that first day of the week, when the disciples were together, with the doors locked for fear of the Jewish leaders, Jesus came and stood among them and said, “Peace be with you!” After he said this, he showed them his hands and side. The disciples were overjoyed when they saw the Lord.
Again Jesus said, “Peace be with you! As the Father has sent me, I am sending you.” And with that he breathed on them and said, “Receive the Holy Spirit. If you forgive anyone’s sins, their sins are forgiven; if you do not forgive them, they are not forgiven.” John 20 v19-23
Have a restful, joyous Easter holiday. We will see you back in school on Monday 24th April, 2017.
Mr T Wilson | Headteacher