The Easter Experience

Easter is an extremly important time for Christians and so we wanted to ensure that our children understood the story. The best way to do that was to 'Experience Easter'. The children in years 2, 3 and 4 planned a series of stations so that the children in our school could experience and reflect on the whole Easter story, including the build-up to Jesus' Cruxifiction and then Ressurection.

The six stations that the children visited were:

1. Palm Sunday - 'Hopes and Dreams'

2. Jesus washes the disciples feet - 'Servant King'

3. The Last Supper - 'Remember Me'

4. The Garden of Gethsemane - 'Alone'

5. The Cruxifiction - 'Sharing our Sorrows'

6. The empty tomb - 'Resurrection'

We invited Clergy, Governors and people from both our local churches to lead the stations. Parents were also invited to go round the stations with their children to feel the full impact of the Easter Story and to experience Easter for themselves. It was a lovely afternoon and the atmosphere that was created around school was reflective of the importance of the event and the spiritual serenity was clearly felt around school.

It was so lovely to hear about the impact the 'Experience Easter' had on our families. Here is an email that school received from a parent:


"I just wanted to say thank you so much for such a lovely afternoon at the Easter Experience. I really didn't know what to expect but I was blown away by the whole experience.

The volunteers who so generously gave up their own time were all wonderful. They each presented their part beautifully and were so considerate of the children, taking time to explain and answer questions according to the children's age and level of understanding.

The organisation was immaculate and the experience ran seamlessly, clearly a lot of hardwork had gone into this. Walking through the Easter story in this way has really helped my son to understand and reflect on the important Christian messages. I must admit as an adult I too found the whole experience incredibly thought provoking and it will certainly help to refer back to this when we discuss the Easter story at home.

It was so lovely to see members of the community, churches and school all coming together. Many people let their light shine before others today and it really was a joy. Thank you very much to you, all the staff, Michael and all of the other wonderful volunteers."