Junior School takes on special Lent challenge

In the lead up to Easter, the most important festival in the Christian calendar, pupils at St George's Junior School have taken part in a brand new initiative this term in order to learn more about Lent and the Easter celebration.

We all know that the season of Lent is the 40 days (plus Sundays) leading up to Easter when we are asked to reflect on the great sacrifice that Jesus made for us. We are also asked to give something up or do something extra and this can sometimes be very difficult. 

In order to make it easier this year, and for the pupils to gain a greater understanding of why they are giving something up, the Years 4 and 5 children in RESPeCt (the RE and Spiritual Committee) spoke to the rest of the school in all Key Stage assemblies about Lent and offered up ideas for what the other children might do during this season to get closer to Jesus and think about everything that he has done for us. 

The children have always written Lenten promises in their RE lessons but, this year, in addition to this, the children were given a blank fridge magnet – where they wrote their Lenten promise on it, decorated it and took it home. It is hoped that the children will be able to display it in a place where it will be seen regularly, which will mean that Lent and, as a result, the celebration of Easter has a more prominent place in all of the childrens' homes.

13 February 2018

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