As a Church of England School, Easter has got to be one of the best parts of the calendar.
This year’s Easter Assembly helped us to mark the beginnings of the end of the winter of covid as we were able to get into the school and hold an actual real, in person, full 3D, technicolour assembly inside Seend School.
To say it was fun was an understatement! We used large picture cards to take a look at the story of Holy Week that runs into Easter, with all its highs and lows.
The Holy Week story is a crucial part of our school year, and many lessons can be learnt through its teaching. This year, we looked at what the story tells us about respect; respect for friends, respect for authority, and respect for property.
The assembly came to a climax with the disappearance and reappearance of a large die trapped inside a wooden box, symbolising the disappearance of Jesus three days after he was laid in the tomb.
Luckily we didn’t need to wait three days but we did run over with all the excitement and screams from the children who thought they could see straight through the magic trick.
Magic is becoming a bit of a regular feature at our school assemblies, so let’s hope the magic cupboard keeps on giving!
At Seend, our easter season runs for 8 weeks beginning on Easter Sunday which fits perfectly with the change in the season from winter to spring. It’s been fantastic to be able to return to in-person assemblies at such an important time.
In Seend we are also extremely fortunate to have access to the beautiful Holy Cross Church, and we are very grateful for the ongoing support of our wonderful vicar.