Kids have a whale of a time during Jonah workshops

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The annual Deanery Schools’ Celebration took place at Gedney Victory Hall and was a huge success.

Some 13 primary schools in the Elloe East deanery took part and Year 4 pupils enjoyed exploring the story of Jonah and the whale through drama, music, dance and art.

Each half-day session began with headteacher and magician Rob Little giving a lively summary of the story.

The children acted out and danced the story and made beautiful booklets. They also worked on a tapestry kneeler.

The project, organised by a committee headed by Rev Rosemary Goddard, is funded by Mary Bass Charity Trustees and churches in the deanery.

The activities are delivered by Spalding’s Act II theatre company and dance tutor Katrina Brackenbury.

Every child was given a T-shirt, decorated with a picture of Jonah, as a memento of the day. Bishop Christopher of Lincoln visited on one of the days.