Animal crackers for youngsters at special celebration in Gedney

Children from  East Elloe Deanery Primary Schools Celebration, ANL-150520-132703001
Children from East Elloe Deanery Primary Schools Celebration, ANL-150520-132703001
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More than 330 primary school children learned life lessons at Gedney Victory Hall where the annual East Elloe Deanery Schools’ Celebration took place on Wednesday.

The event brought together youngsters from 17 primary schools in South Holland for a day of drama, music, dance and craft, to the theme of Noah’s Ark.

The children thoroughly enjoyed the celebration which was a great success

Spalding’s Act II Theatre Company and Lincoln-based dancer Katrina Brackenbury helped bring the Bible story to life using puppets, dance routines and musical instruments.

A deanery spokesman said: “The children explored the story of Noah and God’s promise, using large puppets in drama, making a storybook in the craft activity, creating a storm using junk band instruments and imagining the movements of the animals through dance routines.

“The event was organised by Revs Rosemary Goddard, David Oxtoby, Judy Kelly and Gill Graper. while experienced teacher Rob Little acted as a master of ceremonies, delighting the children with his storytelling and magic tricks.

“Church leaders and members visited throughout the three days and the children thoroughly enjoyed the celebration which was a great success.”

“It was also a marvellous opportunity for mission as every child was given a T-shirt with a rainbow and ark on it - a delightful reminder of a memorable event.”