14th Apr, 2021

Colourful celebrations, bonnets and eggs during Easter celebrations at Droitwich's St Peters Academy

STAFF and pupils from St Peter’s C of E Academy in Droitwich held their own Easter celebrations before they broke up for the school holidays.

All the children had the opportunity to visit St Peter’s Church for an Easter service led by Rev Laura Handy and Rachel Rean.

Youngsters also decorated and wore their Easter hats and bonnets to the church.

As well as chicks, bunnies and lambs, some bonnets included carrots, a dinosaur and even a shark decoration.

During the Reception year group’s visit to church, teacher Mrs Watson shared the Easter story with the children who were keen to get involved with the storytelling.

The service also included the singing of songs and Reverend Laura Handy talked of the exciting adventures and happy times that Easter brings.

During the other year groups’ visits to church, the service also included decorating the cross.

Rev Handy said: “It has been a long time since the church has been visited by the children of St Peter’s.

“To have them return and fill the church with celebration and song has been uplifting and a great way to head into Easter.”

St Peter’s also has a close relationship with Droitwich Mews Care Home. Over Christmas, St Peter’s had entertained the residents of Droitwich Mews with a Collective Worship via Microsoft Teams where year two children had sang, read poems and prayers to the residents.

Droitwich Mews returned the kindness by delivering Easter eggs for the children to enjoy over Easter.

Deputy headteacher Mrs Mills said: “Our bright and colourful celebrations have been a great reminder of the hope and happiness that Easter and spring bring, and finally being able to return to our church to hold the Easter services was wonderful.

“The generous gift of Easter eggs from the Droitwich Mews was a lovely surprise and we are very much looking forward to continuing our friendship with the staff and residents.”

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