Saturday, 25 November 2017

Visiting children given a taste of different religions

PUPILS from Crazies Hill Primary School visited St Mary’s Church in Wargrave as part of a multicultural week.

PUPILS from Crazies Hill Primary School visited St Mary’s Church in Wargrave as part of a multicultural week.

The whole school travelled by coach and spent the afternoon learning about different aspects of the church and its history.

They completed a questionnaire, made drawings and took rubbings from some of the stained-glass windows using crayons.

Jack Masters, nine, said: “I did not know how big the church was. When we come here to sing we are never allowed to go in front of the altar and normally some areas are blocked off.” Jack asked if everything that looked gold was made from it. Lily Curtis, 10, said: “The church is really big. When we are singing here we do not get to have a proper look and it seems smaller because we are at the back.”

Teacher Ruth Burton, who organised the trip, said: “The children visited a Gurdwara [Sikh place of workship] in Reading earlier in the day, where they were given a tour and then had a lovely meal of curry and rice. That offered a nice contrast to the visit to St Mary’s.

“It is important that we, as a Christian school, focus on Christianity as well as the history of the church and the children asked lots of very good questions.”

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