The ‘Mission’ was for fun at schools event

Whaplode Primary School taking part in a Junk Band session ANL-160526-134302001
Whaplode Primary School taking part in a Junk Band session ANL-160526-134302001

For the seventh year running the Elloe East Deanery organised an event for Year 4 children from 16 primary schools as part of its Mission work.

Each school came to Gedney Victory Hall for half a day over three days and over 300 children thoroughly enjoyed a range of experiences.

The children explored the story of Moses through drama, music, dance and craft, gaining an understanding of God’s plan for the Hebrew people.

The activities were delivered by Spalding professional theatre company ACT II and freelance dance instructor and choreographer Katrina Brackenbury.

The project, organised by a small committee, is funded by the Mary Bass Charity Trustees and all the churches in the Deanery. The children are given a T shirt as a permanent reminder of their involvement in the event.

Clergy and other interested lay people from the parishes visit the event, so there are plenty of opportunities for networking and promoting various youth initiatives in the Deanery.

The new Bishop of Grantham, who visited on the second day, expressed his delight at the work being done with young people.

A spokesperson for the event said: “The children all thoroughly enjoy the activities offered. We believe we are giving them an invaluable experience and hopefully laying a firm foundation stone which will encourage them to explore further the meaning of Christianity in their lives.”

• More pictures in next Thursday’s Spalding Guardian (June 2).