St John’s Day

Children and staff recently celebrated St John’s Day on 24th June with many activities and events taking place throughout the day.  St John’s Day is a major Christian Feast marking the birth of Saint John the Baptist, a cousin of Jesus Christ.

The day began with a special assembly about John the Baptist. Mark Oden, vicar of St Nicholas Church and parent at our school, inspired the children with stories about the Saint.

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The children made doves, tasted the difference between set and runny honey and saw locusts in a jar.

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We walked down to our local church St John the Baptist where we were met by Father Robin who told us about the St John the Baptist Stained glass window.

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We also visited Vine the Baptist Church where we were shown a dvd of people being baptised in the baptistery.

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