During assembly this week, we focused on how the events of the Easter story relate to Holy Week. Several children from Year 6 gave an excellent recount of the Easter story, including extracts from the bible, as well as how Christians celebrate Easter today.
“Palm Sunday commemorates Jesus’ arrival into Jerusalem, where he was met by crowds of people cheering his name,” explained David.
“Maundy Thursday is remembered by Christians as the day of the Last Supper. During the last supper the ceremony known as Eucharist takes place, where Jesus and his disciples ate bread and wine in memory of him,” explained Kate.
Canon Tarrant gave an excellent interpretation of the Easter story from the perspective of Peter.
“Good Friday commemorates the execution of Jesus Christ by crucifixion. He was given a crown of thorns and ordered to carry the cross on which he would be crucified and then put to death. Following his death he was removed from the cross and buried in a tomb,” said Rhea.
“Easter Sunday is the culmination of Holy week, where Christians celebrate and remember the resurrection of Jesus Christ. It is seen as the most important and celebrated with joy, ” added Martha.
We would like to say a huge thank you to Ms McManus for working with the children to perform a beautiful rendition of Siya Hamba, to all the year 6 children that spoke and finally to Canon Tarant for taking part in our assembly.